Elvira Maresca became the Assistant Principal of P.S. 36 The Unionport School in the Bronx in 1999 and was promoted to Principal in 2009. Elvira graduated from New York University’s Masters Program with a Masters in Arts and completed the degree for administration and supervision. While working her way through school and as part of the Masters program, Elvira studied abroad in China at the Teachers’ Shanghai University and in Lisbon at the University of Portugal. These experiences helped her to understand and appreciate different people and cultures, which has facilitated her development over the past 17 years as both Assistant Principal and Principal of P.S. 36.