Women of Excellence

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Zayra L. Gotay-Colón

Title: Spanish Forensics Advisor, Drama Club Coordinator, Fly By Night Coordinator, Noche Puertorriqueña Coordinator
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: School
Major Product/Service: Education
Expertise: With over 30 years experience, Ms. Gotay-Colón teaches Spanish to grades 11-12. In addition to serving as a student advisor, she oversees activities, theater projects and workshops. Ms. Gotay-Colón has been involved in coordinating Semana de la Lengua, an annual activity that praised the Spanish language. She will be coordinating Noche Puertoriqueña, praising Puerto Rican culture. She took over the activity Fly By Night which entails teams of 7 students from invited schools to direct, write and act in original one-act plays in English and Spanish. Ms. Gotay-Colón is a Licensed Unity Teacher which enables her to teach in a church setting.
Geographic Area of Distribution: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Affiliations: Liga de Oratoria
University/Degree: B.A., Spanish, University of Puerto Rico, 1973; M.A., Communications, University of Puerto Rico, 1987
Hobbies/Sports: Reading, theater, drama, movies
Work History: Previously, Ms. Gotay worked as a teacher for the Springfield Public School System in Massachusetts and as a translator for the Latin American community She tutored migrant's children during the summer.