Shakira Precious is from Florida and earned her degree from the University of Florida. Ms. Precious says that initially when she attended college that she thought she was going to be a lawyer. She later found out that being a lawyer was not her calling, but instead being an educator was. Before teaching at HSLJ she taught for three years in another school district and this year will be her first year teaching in HISD. She’s eager to encourage proactive behaviors and critical thinking.
Advice to students: “Push yourself and take advantage of all the opportunities you get in high school because it’s far and wide the best place to find yourself.”