Author, education writer, and Blogger in Texas
Monica Olivera is the founder and publisher of MommyMaestra.com, a site dedicated to helping Hispanic parents get more involved in their children's education by providing resources, tips, and opportunities.
She is also the co-founder of Latinas for Latino Lit and the content creator of the Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program, the first national, online program designed specifically for Latino families.
A freelance education writer, her education articles and lesson plans have appeared in numerous online sites such as NBCNews, latinamom.me, Woo! Jr., and PBSParents.
Her book, The Latino Family's Guide to Homeschooling, has helped many families with their decision to educate their children at home. And her Heritage Journal Series helps children all across the country explore and celebrate their family's heritage.
On MommyMaestra.com, teachers, homeschoolers, and other educators can find Monica's growing collection of downloadable materials in both English and Spanish that she creates specifically for classroom use.
A passionate advocate for the education of Latino children, Monica has been on Huffington Post Live, NPR's Tell Me More and Here & Now shows, PBS NewsHour, and Slate's parenting podcast.
In 2012, Monica was asked to be on a panel to speak with First Lady Michelle Obama about issues facing Latino families.