EQUITY - OPPORTUNITY - QUALITY
Let's build a district that works for ALL students
Parent, Social Worker, Educator, Nonprofit Leader
Celina Miranda, Ph.D., is a Cunningham School parent, social worker, expert lecturer at Boston University, and a seasoned nonprofit leader. She currently serves as Executive Director for a Boston nonprofit that works to advance and empower youth through Afro-Latin arts and culture. Celina is an alumna of Smith College and a social work doctoral program at Boston University. She prides herself on being from an immigrant family from El Salvador, the product of public school education in the U.S., and the first in her family to graduate college. Celina has a unique combination of skills that will bring a new lens to the work of the Milton School Committee. These include deep practice experience in positive youth development, social and emotional learning and wellbeing, education, racial equity, and strategic nonprofit management. She has earned widespread recognition for improving the lives of youth through innovative programming, including being named one of Massachusetts' Top Latino Leaders in 2019.
Because of her 20+ years serving as a youth worker and advocate, educator, and nonprofit leader, Celina believes our success hinges on our ability to bring together schools, parents, families, and communities. Through such collaboration, children and youth can thrive and fulfill their brightest futures. And while we have great schools in Milton, not all students benefit equitably from what our district offers. Celina knows we can do better and wants to be part of creating a vision and realizing it. She wants to help put the Milton Public Schools (MPS) on a path towards greater excellence, providing the highest quality learning experiences and addressing youth development both fairly and consistently for all.