Cecilia Fierro

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Nominated by: Charles Slater

Cecilia Fierro is a professor and researcher who has worked alongside teachers and school leaders to develop practices that address needs of marginalized children, and build democratic schools in rural and impoverished neighborhoods.  Her books have reached over 130,000 teachers in every corner of Mexico. She confronted moral issues when she found that students who had to repeat grades became invisible, neglected, and unjustly punished. In response, she founded the Latin American Network of Schools for Democracy to identify schools that were creating moral and democratic environments and designed a guide to diagnose school climate that is in use across the country.

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