About the Author
Carolina Soto Bonds is a Bronx native, a writer, NYS certified teacher, and educational consultant in early childhood education. Bonds is a strong believer in developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive practice as well as honoring students’ funds of knowledge as a cornerstone of effective teaching. Her personal experiences in teaching are published in over 30 articles penned for Bank Street’s graduate admissions blog between 2016 and 2018. Bonds carries a ubiquitous awareness and appreciation of others’ lenses, perspectives, and cultures—she celebrates her own by utilizing her Dominicanness and roots in education as catalysts for change. She shares her love of travel, food, and all things Caribbean/Afro-Latin with anyone who will listen. Bonds resides in New York City where she continues to work for the communities that saw her grow up.