Saletta Ureña is a World Language teacher at Southern Guilford Middle School. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, she received dual B.A. degrees from North Carolina State University in Spanish Language & Literature and Communication with a concentration in Public Relations as well as an academic minor in Political Science. As a twenty-year veteran classroom teacher, Saletta brings charisma, compassion, creativity and support to the profession. A stark advocate for public education, she is a member of the National Education Association, the North Carolina Association of Educators and the Guilford County Association of Educators. Her commitments to the organizations include:
- NEA Equity Leader
- NCAE Instructional Leadership Institute Graduate
- NEA Black Caucus, NEA Hispanic Caucus, NEA Peace and Justice Caucus and NCAE Black Caucus member.
As an educator, Saletta follows her church’s motto of “Everybody is Somebody’. She is dedicated to fostering second language proficiency and cultural sensitivity. Her classroom focus is on advocating for social and racial justice and thus she has created a Spanish curriculum to both decolonize Latin American history and educate on marginalized communities within the Spanish-Speaking world. Equity advocacy compels her to take action to uncover, confront and respond to racial injustice and inequity in her school and curriculum.
In addition, she is the proud parent of Lincoln, Jefferson, Jacqueline and Joel. An active mother and teacher she believes, “We make a living by what we get, but make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill