Margarita Bianco

An associate professor of education who started a dual-enrollment program for high school students interested in becoming teachers discusses the need for educators to be culturally competent and representative of the students they teach, as well as believe in the potential of all students.

By Team XQ

Founder, Pathways2Teaching

Dr. Margarita Bianco is an associate professor in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. She is also the founder and executive director of Pathways2Teaching, a concurrent-enrollment program designed to encourage high school students of color to become teachers. Dr. Bianco’s commitment to diversity and equity has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD), the Rosa Parks Diversity Award (CU Denver), the University of Colorado President’s Diversity Award, the Teaching Excellence Award (CU Denver 2012), the Floyd G. Hudson Service Award (CLD, 2015), and the Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador (CU 2017).