Teacher of the Week: Maria Leyson of Marshall Elementary

Teacher of the Week

We’ve been honoring outstanding teachers in the Bay Area. 

Tonight it’s a kindergarten teacher described as an amazing advocate and collaborator. 

Maria Leyson teaches at Marshall Elementary in Castro Valley. 

Aside from teaching 5-year-olds basic academics, her principal says Maria mentors students and parents who are learning English. 

She says she has a passion for working with immigrant families, and showing them how to succeed in the American school system. 

Maria says she knows that changing the course of a child’s future begins with being literate. 

Her parents say that when she was the same age as her students, 5-years-old, she was already declaring she wanted to be a teacher. 

If you know a teacher you’d like to nominate, click here. 



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