A Tale of Two Hispanic Migrants: Lessons in Building Educational Leadership Traits
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2019 The authors and IJLTER.ORG. All rights reserved. This inquiry was initiated to delve into the lived experiences of migrant workers and how the themes of poverty, language, cultural differences, mobility, parental support, and mentorship are related to concepts of leadership within educational institutions. Investigators mined for bilingual leadership skills learned by two Latino migrants who made it from the tolling in the agricultural fields of the United States to high levels of educational excellence and leadership in bilingual and multicultural education. These lessons, communicated via personal testimonies, provide much-needed insight for the recruitment of future educational leaders who can use their Latino heritage to build bridges of bilingual educational excellence in the educational systems.