Mark Triana

ITW David Speer Academy 

Mark Triana is a 12th Grade ELA Teacher at ITW David Speer Academy. Before coming to Speer, he spent the first eight years of his career teaching first-year writing at three different universities. As a second-generation immigrant, the son of Cuban refugees, and a heritage language learner, he always wanted to work more closely with Black and Latinx students and families–which eventually led him to accept a position at Speer in April 2020. Ultimately, he wanted to  play some role in helping students realize at least three truths: 1) writing is powerful; 2) stories are powerful; and 3) you are powerful. <3

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