In this episode, we interviewed Alana Souto, a veteran teacher with 12 years of experience in private, charter, and public education across various counties in Florida. Alana is also finishing her masters in education from the University of New England and is a mother of two girls and three guinea pigs. She is an advocate for teachers and their cause and is actively working towards ensuring that teachers don't have to crowdfund for supplies every summer. We delve into the challenges teachers face when it comes to funding and the struggles of being a teacher in general. Alana shares some of her experiences in the classroom and how she balances her work as a teacher with her passion for making jewelry, which she promotes on her social media platforms.If you're interested in education funding, sci-fi related talks, and teaching, this episode is a must-listen. Alana's journey as a teacher and her advocacy for her fellow educators will inspire you to be more aware of the challenges teachers face and the need to support them in any way possible. Check out her Twitter, Instagram, and website to learn more about her work and jewelry making.
Meet Alana, a passionate teacher with 12 years of experience in private, charter, and public education across several counties in Florida. She holds a master's in education from the University of New England and is a proud mother of two young girls and three guinea pigs.
Alana is an advocate for teachers and their cause, working tirelessly to ensure that teachers don't have to crowdfund for supplies every summer. When she's not teaching, Alana creates stunning jewelry pieces that she promotes on her social media platforms. You can check out her website on goimagine.com/urban-geek-creations.
As a Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney nerd, Alana loves nothing more than diving deep into the fictional worlds of her favorite franchises. She's also a big movie buff and a DC fan, making her a total dork at heart.
Through her experiences in the classroom and her advocacy work, Alana hopes to inspire others to support teachers and the invaluable work they do.