Wanda Luz Vázquez has been Principal of El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice since 2010. Prior to becoming principal, she was a special education coordinator, taught English, Sankofa Seminar, Women’s Group, and Hip-Hop 101 Courses. She led the schools Holistic Intervention Process Team that focuses on developing student’s socio-emotional learning. She is also an alumna of the New York City Leadership Academy and the Advanced Leadership Institute through the NYCDOE. She is also the founder and lead facilitator of El Puente’s Women’s Group and Fly Girl Fest, a celebration of female empowerment. Vazquez holds degrees in psychology, education, and educational leadership from York, Brooklyn, and Baruch Colleges.