Mirta Valdés-Bradner earned her B.A. in Spanish Studies from The American University and a Master’s in Education from LaSalle University. Mirta is a native speaker, born and raised in Puerto Rico of Cuban refugee parents . She brings over 25 years of experience teaching World Language in private and public schools. She is a National Board Certified Teacher since 2009 and recertified in 2018 and has been selected as an AP Reader since 2012. She wants students to not only know of the syntax and delivery of the language, but also the cultural significance that goes along with the words as our world continues to shrink where a global understanding is imperative in today’s education. Mirta has cultivated this world view through her travels among South America, the Caribbean and Europe as well as her upbringing in Puerto Rico for the first 18 years of her life. She resides in Easton with her husband Ben, an English teacher, her pug Romeo and is the mom of two adult daughters Jordan and Riley.
My AP advocacy journey with College Board
December 13, 2021
By: Mirta Valdés-Bradner, NBCT I am a World Language teacher at North Caroline High School, in a small rural county on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. This past year I was recognized as one of only 23 state leads in the national Advanced Placement® (AP) Advocates Program. Through the Advanced Placement® Advocates Program, AP teachers seek to expand AP accessibility and increase equity in AP programs. The AP Advocacy team believes in the value of AP courses and how access to these courses enables the students to be better prepared for college and careers. I believe, like our advocacy group,…Read More