Emarilix Lopez

Gray Fellow 2020-2021

Background

Emarilix Lopez, a South Bronx native, has dedicated herself to serving Bronx students. She holds a B.S. in Secondary Education with a minor in History from The Pennsylvania State University. She has an M. Ed. in TESOL from Lehman College and an Advanced Certificate of Studies in School Building/School District Leadership from The College of St. Rose. Emarilix is currently in her 19th year in education. She began her career in districts 7 and 12 teaching bilingual social students in grades 6-8. Upon completing her graduate studies, she transitioned to working with multi language learners at The Metropolitan High School. In 2011 driven by a commitment to providing Bronx students with access to college preparatory focused instruction, she co-founded The Metropolitan Soundview High School. She proudly became the principal of Metropolitan Soundview in 2015.