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Gaby Beas-2013 Encinitas Peacemaker Award Winner

posted Feb 24, 2014, 10:14 PM by Janisse Quinones   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 10:15 PM ]
Gaby Beas-Peacemaker

Gaby is an Aide for San Diego County's Region IX Migrant Education program where her area of responsibility includes Encinitas and San Marcos.        Migrant Education is a federally funded program authorized through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 designed to provide supplementary educational and support services to identified migrant students.


Having grown up with her grandparents who themselves spent years working in the Ecke Nurseries of Encinitas, Gaby has experienced the challenges facing the low income migrant families that live and work in our predominantly affluent community.  With this personal connection Gaby not only understands their needs and hardships but at the same time has earned the respect, trust and confidence of those she strives to help.


Through her advocacy and tireless 24/7 approach, Gaby is literally helping several hundred of Encinitas's most in need children to further their academic studies and close the "achievement gap" that risks placing us at a distinct disadvantage in the global economy of the 21st century and if unattended plants the seeds of social inequity and conflict in our community.