Continuing Education

Natalia Benjamin

Natalia Benjamin, teaches English Learners at the high school level in Rochester, MN. Before moving to Minnesota 9 years ago, she founded Discovering Languages, a private school that offered elementary-aged and preschool students Spanish and French immersion classes. She is an advocate for multilingual and multicultural education. She is part of the Facing Inequities and Racism in Education - Racial Equity Advocates (FIRE-REA) program. As such, she is trained to deliver the Cultural Competency Trainings for Education Minnesota. She also participates in the National Education Association Leaders of Color Pathways Program (NEA-LOCPP) which provides training opportunities for leadership. She is passionate about the liberation of marginalized students, specifically Latinx youth, and invests time in important issues such as identity work, humanizing pedagogies in education, Heritage Speakers education, Ethnic Studies, and supporting Educators of Color in public schools.