One hundred percent of Enkeleda’s students are English Language Learners, as was Enkeleda when she immigrated from Albania with “only her education.” Two decades later, she holds master’s degrees from Harvard and UMass-Boston and models for her Boston International High School students what is possible – especially for someone who is competent in mathematics.
As a former non-native speaker herself, she creates hands-on, multidisciplinary projects for her students and engages them with mathematical equations. She used her Fund for Teachers Fellowship to travel to Greece and deepen her knowledge of Greek mathematicians and investigate the connection between math, history and art. She’s also a member of the English Learners Success Forum, an Edvestor’s Math Fellow, an advisory board member for the Better Math Teaching Network and a member of the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment.
Submitted by: Carrie Caton