With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities. Learn more about SJSU Alumni Raquel Katz below. To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.
“Maya Angelou once said ‘People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.’ Raquel Katz, principal of Ryan STEAM Academy, builds strong relationships with her community–that is at the heart of her work. She believes in inclusivity and leads with her whole heart. She is the only principal in our district to house our Therapeutic Special Day program K-5 Class, and, as one of her goals, she promotes mainstreaming for all students. She takes time to reach every single student especially those in her ED program who have faced significant trauma in their lives. She is a strong advocate for her students and believes that every child deserves a high-quality education in a loving and caring environment.”