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Board Spotlight - Alena Berlanga

How do Floresville ISD students inspire you?

I’m inspired by FISD students when I see them face a challenge and problem-solve to overcome it. Their tenacity demonstrates their willingness to work hard and is a characteristic that will make them a valuable asset to their community someday.

What are your hopes for the students of FISD?

My hope for the students of FISD is that one day they can use their educational and social experiences as the foundation to build a stronger community, healthy relationships, successful careers, but more importantly, a better version of themselves. My hope is that our children will know failure is not the end, but it is an opportunity to learn and grow even when it may be uncomfortable. As Brazilian author Paul Coelho said, “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

Why do you choose to serve the students, staff, and families of Floresville?

I chose to serve the FISD community to bring another perspective that is representative of not only students and teachers, but taxpayers and community stakeholders. I have family members that chose teaching as their career. My own children have been in private schools, public schools, special needs schools, and homeschooled. No matter their previous educational experiences, I want every child at FISD to have the ability to attend a school that allows them to be successful and give them the tools to make their dreams come true. I believe in order to give our students the best chance to succeed, we must ensure our teachers are given the resources they need to excel in the classroom and to create a fun and safe learning environment for every single student.