Iolanda Volpe is a former high school teacher and World Language Department Chair. She taught Spanish and the Spanish-speaking world’s cultures and collaborated with, and evaluated teachers who taught French, Latin, Mandarin, and Spanish. In her current role as Coordinator of the Induction and Mentoring Program, she supports mentors, developing teachers, and teachers who are new to the district, Pre-K-12. Iolanda strongly believes in the power that mentoring has to lead experienced teachers to reflect on their practices and to inspire educators who are new to the profession, thus benefiting student well-being and their academic success. She also works closely as a mentor and instructional coach with teachers in a recently established K-5 Spanish Program, and collaborates with them in building the curriculum for each grade level. Iolanda is passionate about teaching and learning, providing relevant, ongoing, professional development for all teachers, strengthening world language education K-12, and cultivating a global mindset in students and teachers. A traveler, observer, learner, and interpreter of life, she loves to share her ongoing learning with her loved ones.