Maxie earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA, a Master’s in Education, and holds a bilingual Spanish-English teaching credential. Her goal is to create diverse opportunities for teaching and learning development that support inclusive classrooms and culturally responsive teaching.
Maxie has held positions as an education policy researcher, bilingual educator, curriculum designer, faculty developer, and founded an education consulting company that focuses on improving quality educational opportunities for Hispanics. She currently leads “Train for Change,” a non-profit teacher development organization that aims to improve educational quality in 1000 schools in impoverished areas in Honduras.
Her research interests include culturally responsive teaching, educator development, and equity in access and quality of educational opportunities for underrepresented communities both locally and abroad.