About the Co-Advisors

NAME: Maria Easterling and Angela Bauza

SCHOOL: Bob Graham Education Center

CLASS: Extended Foreign Language Teachers

SCHOOL PHONE: 305-557-3303

Maria Easterling and Angela Bauza

Maria Easterling 

I am a product of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, having gone to John G.
DuPuis Elementary and Palm Springs Junior High.  I graduated from
Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High in 1991.  I completed a Bachelor's Degree 
in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood from 
Florida International University in 1994.  I earned a Master's Degree in 
Professional Studies in Teaching and Learning from the University of Miami 
in 2000.  I am also an Early Childhood- Generalist National Board 
Certified Teacher, having originally achieved certification in 2002 and 
recertification in 2012.  This is my sixth year teaching in the Extended 
Foreign Language Program. 

This is my twentieth year as a Miami-Dade County Public School teacher.  I
have taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grade.

My husband and I have three sons.  Matthew is a eighth grader at our 
school's Middle School Campus.  Andrew is a sixth grade student also at 
the Middle School.  Joshua is in Second Grade this year at the Main 

I am honored to embark on this new opportunity to celebrate excellence in 
Spanish Language education with your children, many of whom are former 
students.  I look forward to many exciting experiences for our SHA Honor 

You can email me at measterling@dadeschools.net

Angela Bauza

Being a Miami- Dade County Public Schools student, I had the privilege of 
attending John G. Dupuis Elementary school, Palm Springs Junior High and 
being part of the first graduating class at MAST Academy.  In 2001, I 
earned a Bachelor’s degree from Florida International University in 
Elementary Education.  In 2007, I earned a Master’s degree from Florida 
International University in Early Childhood Education with honors. 

I began my teaching career 12 years ago at Palm Springs Elementary School.  
I have had the honor of teaching at Bob Graham Education Center since its 
opening year.  I have taught first grade, second grade, inclusion and 
Extended Foreign Language.  This is my eighth year teaching Extended 
Foreign Language and I love it!

I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband and I have two beautiful 
daughters; Alexandra and Allison.   I even get to teach at BGEC with my 
big sister…Mrs. Easterling!  In my spare time, I love to read, draw and 
visit the beach.

I am thrilled to serve as a council member for SHA!  Together, we can have 
a great year helping our community!

You can e-mail me at:


El lema de la Sociedad Hispanica de Amistad: Todos a Una.

The motto of the Society is: All for one.