“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
Principal Guzmán

Born and raise in a beach town in Puerto Rico, Isabela. Spent my childhood and adolescence by my resilient grandmother, a strong woman who taught me to work tirelessly and be giving. She was my role model along with all the strong females in my family.

My family is big, funny, caring, loving, and kindhearted. I love my family! I have the three sisters and two brothers. They reside manly on the East Coast and Puerto Rico. My family in Minnesota consist of great friends, loving wife and courageous mentors.

My journey has shaped me to be a conscious leader of color who strives to interrupt inequality. It was in the late nineties that I decided to broaden my experiences and moved to Minneapolis. The learning of a new language and culture enhanced my journey as an educator. As a

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school principal, I remind myself those days and continue to learn to listen and understand. It is my mission to create conditions for our students to be successful and to broaden their experiences. I am humbled to be a role model for all children in Minneapolis Public Schools. 

South Minneapolis has been my second home for the last 20 years. In the past 18 years, I have had the honor to devote my life and passion to the ongoing efforts of improving education for all children in Minneapolis Public Schools. I am an children advocate and what I do is to empower every child to be lifelong learners. I believe that every child deserves a high-quality education delivered by high-quality and effective teachers, regardless of race, economic status, disabilities and other circumstances.