A native of Lima, Peru, Esther came to the USA in 1979, to attend the University of Miami, where she received a BS and an MS in Education. She is a high school teacher with the Miami Dade County Public Schools and a college adjunct professor. Esther is a graduate of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Education Teacher Training Program, having attended several Teacher Institutes and an Advanced Teacher Training Seminar in Jerusalem, Israel. She also presented at Yad Vashem’s 8th International Conference on Holocaust Education, in Jerusalem, in 2012. In addition, Esther was one of a selected group of Florida professionals invited, by the National Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, to attend the
USHMM Regional Education Summit in 2012.
Besides working as a teacher and a department chair at Miami Killian Senior High, Esther works very closely with the MDCPS Holocaust Education Specialist, conducting teacher trainings and sharing best practices with teachers in the county. Esther received a proclamation in her honor from the MDCPS School Board and was named the “2012 Florida State Holocaust Education Teacher of the Year” - an award recognized by the Florida DOE Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education.