Embracing Latinidad

Latino Educators In New York Independent Schools (LENYIS) was founded fifteen years ago by Zenaida Muslin. LENYIS is an organizing group of Latino educators who hold a variety of professional roles in New York City independent schools. 

We are a pan-ethnic group of adults, made up of the range of twenty-two Spanish speaking countries. We are multigenerational,
multi-lingual, lgbtqi+ inclusive, acknowledge the African diaspora within our roots as well as our indigenous cultures and his/herstories. 

 Zenaida (Zeny) Muslin, Founder

Zenaida (Zeny) Muslin, Founder


Zenaida Muslin (ZENY), FOunder

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Sandra (Chap) Chapman, Ed. D., Facilitator

Little Red School House

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Vanessa D’Egidio

The School At Columbia

Imani Romney-Rosa
Grace Church School, High School World Language Teacher
I love the opportunity to work with Latino faculty city-wide. As we discuss our own latinidad and hold up the latinidad of our students, we form bridges and connections across schools and across generations. I appreciate the ability to focus on this aspect of my identity and to elevate the voices of my latino students in my home institution.

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Jose Guzman

Bank Street School For Children
 

Natalie Sanchez

The Dalton School