Yamileh Santana was born and raised in New York City. At the age of twelve, she moved to Denver, Colorado with her family and attended middle school and high school in Denver Public Schools. Upon graduating high school, she attended the University of Colorado-Denver where she graduated with a major in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. She has taught E.C.E., Kindergarten, and 3rd grade in Denver Public Schools since 2006. She is currently teaching E.C.E. (4 year-old children) and loves seeing these beautiful little people grow physically, academically, and socially throughout the school year. She enjoys reading, especially her favorite book, One Hundred Years of Solitude. Watching the newest animated movie, rollerblading and riding her bike with her beautiful daughter Sophia is her definition of a “perfect day.” Spending time and traveling with her family is her favorite pastime. Ms. Santana loves the beautiful mountains of Colorado, however, she hopes to return to the island of her ancestors-the beautiful, sunny, tropical island of Puerto Rico.