Home School Liaison for Hastings Public Schools, was recently recognized as an "Outstanding Alum" in Central Community College's Community Connection newsletter.
|Pedroza has overcome many obstacles in her life after growing up in poverty in Hastings. She was the first person in her family to graduate from high school and attend college. She earned an associate of applied science degree from CCC-Hastings in 2006 and went on to complete her bachelor's degree in human services from Bellevue University. She is now pursuing her master's degree in counseling from Doane College.
She is very active in her children's school and athletic activities and an active volunteer in the community as well. She serves in various capacities with Catholic Social Services, Hastings Family Planning, and the Hastings YMCA. She has been recognized with the following accolades: Head Start Volunteer Parent Award (2004, 2005, and 2006), Kids Helping Kids Award from the Migrant Education for Community Service (2006), and nominated for the YWCA's Tribute to Women Award in 2012.
Pedroza works to empower and challenge those that she serves to tap into their inner potential and reach for their dreams.