Celebrating 35 Years of Service to Women & Girls in Washington County
Nitzalis Rivera brings experience in bilingual education, fitness, and entrepreneurship to the Washington County Commission for Women.
Nitzalis is a Puerto Rican, New York City native. In 2009, she relocated to Hagerstown, Maryland, where she currently lives. She is a mom, grandmother, health coach, and fitness instructor.
Nitzalis is currently a member of Leadership Washington County Class 35. As an entrepreneur, she collaborates with local non-profit organizations, as well as private businesses by providing translation and interpretation services through her small business, Spanish 4 ALL.
In her 19 years of teaching, she has taught English as a Second Language to elementary, middle, and high school students both in Puerto Rico and the United States. In addition to school-aged students, she has also taught county staff enrolled in her course, “Spanish for Educators”.
Through the Commission for Women, Nitzalis aims to grow in her capacity as a leader and embraces the opportunity to connect with local organizations. She hopes to continue advocating for women in Washington County who are often under-represented. "I want my little girl students to see a woman who looks like them in a position of leadership and as an active agent of change," said Nitzalis.
Nitzalis' work in advocacy for culturally diverse students has been recognized across the state of Maryland. Her work was showcased by the Maryland English Language Learners Family Involvement Network under Promising Practices in Hispanic Family Involvement Strategies.
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