Leticia de Lozano
Board Co-Chair and Scholarship Committee Chair
A native of Mexico City, Dr. Leticia A. de Lozano earned her teaching degree in Mexico, and her Masters and Doctorate from the University of Colorado.
Over the years Leticia’s success as a teacher has been recognized regionally, nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of numerous awards such as Milken Family Education Award, Ohtli Award –the highest award given internationally from of the Government of Mexico, “The best should teach” by the University of Colorado, the Pacesetter in Education, Amgen Award for Teaching Excellence, Jared Polis Foundation Teacher Recognition, Impact on Education and honored as the favorite teacher of a US Presidential Scholar.
For 27 years Leticia taught Boulder High School’s Advanced Spanish courses. Under her leadership the advanced Spanish Program grew from a handful of students to more than 150 students. One of Leticia most meaningful achievements was to include first generation Hispanic in these college credit classes which resulted in a diverse classroom environment that fostered success for all students regardless of socioeconomic background. She founded the program Adelante! to address the high risk Hispanic students’ educational and societal challenges such as poverty, immigration status, language development. Though she is retired, her legacy continues as the program continues to exist and thrive. Over 95% of Adelante! Program participants graduate annually, and almost all continue on to post secondary studies.
Leticia says that her most meaningful award is seeing her students finishing high school and even better earning their university degrees.