Teacher name: Malka Borrego
Title: Founder and Executive Director
School: Equitas Academy
Teacher Malka Borrego decided to start a charter school to serve the predominantly low-income, Latino students in the neighborhood where she grew up -- Pico Union in Los Angeles. She became a fellow with Building Excellent Schools and founded Equitas Academy which has 85 percent English-language learners and is outperforming both the state and the district.
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