Leonardo Painevilo. Photo courtesy of Dallas ISD.
Dallas ISD featured a teacher at Alex Sanger Preparatory School in a video for Hispanic Heritage Month.
The educator, Leonardo Painevilo, teaches Spanish, technology, coding and robotics at the school. He grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a kid, he was bullied because of his darker skin, stemming from his background as a descendant of the Mapuches indigenous group. He turned to books to escape to a world of adventure, fantasy and travel.
Later, Painevilo was given the opportunity to continue his education in South Korea. Eventually, he moved to Texas and began working for Dallas ISD.
Watch the video below, or click here.
We wrote about another Alex Sanger educator, Peter Morrissey, earlier this week.