Perla Hernandez Sotelo is the lead p.m. teacher in the Sun classroom. This is her fourth year working at Joyce, and third as Lead Teacher. Perla is originally from Mexico, and was raised in Nevada. She teaches because representation, culture, and equity matter to me. I have been on the other side of the education system and hope to be one of the many seeds that sparks the curiosity in our future leaders. While at Joyce, she enjoys digging for worms, reading books in silly voices, and hearing the spanglish words that are created daily in our bilingual environment. One of her biggest desires is to become a foster mom in the future and move to San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato (Mexico) once she retires.