Hi!  My name is Wilmarie Maldonado.  I am a Kindergarten teacher at Sun Valley Academy-Avondale.  I am a proud Teach for America alumni, and I once served as the director of an early childhood center in Philadelphia, as well as a district manager of a multi-school OST program in North Philadelphia. Since then, I have taught preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.  I have been working in education since 2015 and always wanted to be a teacher, ever since I was a little girl because I wanted to give back and make my family proud. I chose Sun Valley Academy as my new school home because I strongly connect with Sun Valley’s philosophy of “Every student. Every day.”. I am passionate about policy, advocacy, and community work and I look forward to working together with the Sun Valley Academy family.