Reposted from @accountingtoscale : Happy #hispanicheritagemonth it is time to celebrate the positive influences of Hispanic and Latin culture. Our last profile is Jessica Pinto, Founder of La Piazza Academy @lapiazzaacademy
Jessica was born in Colombia where there are extremes of education. Some children have the opportunity for rich experiences, others are provided with inadequate schools that fail to enrich their lives. Her goal after graduating from the University of Miami was to be a CFO of a really big company and develop a prominent business career. Her focus shifted after the birth of her daughter. She became more people-orientated and wanted to know more about the needs of people and invest her time to help them fulfill those needs. She found her passion and purpose in life – human development.
In 2011, Nita Yeung and Jessica founded La Piazza Academy, motivated by a vision to provide high-quality education and innovative programming for young children. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, social constructivist theories as well as Miami’s multi-lingual community, the school implements a creative and emergent curriculum including “green” school practices and a multi-lingual language program (Spanish, English, and Mandarin).
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