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Mariela Puentes

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Mariela Puentes

Program Associate

Mariela serves as the State Family Engagement Center Program Associate for Maryland and Pennsylvania. She has been working in education both at schools and in nonprofits since 2012. Prior to joining MAEC, Mariela held several roles at a public charter school in Washington, D.C., which involved hiring teachers and staff, directing the school’s summer program, and providing training on behavior intervention strategies. Before then, she managed a middle school enrichment program for an educational nonprofit in New York City. Mariela holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, where she was also a Donovan Scholar with a focus on urban education, and a B.A. in Educational Psychology from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

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