Lily Eskelsen García: Interview

Lily Eskelsen García is president of the National Education Association, a major partner of Colorín Colorado.  The first Latina to lead the NEA, Lily began her career in education as a school lunch lady.  In this interview, Lily recalls her mother's reluctance to teach her daughter Spanish based on the discrimination she faced; talked about the opportunities and challenges of educating English language learners; and highlights NEA's work on behalf of ELLs.