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Super Teacher Takes Care of Animals and Students at Felix Varela High School

Posted: 2:43 PM, Nov 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-15 14:43:46-05

This fully functioning farm is nestled away on the campus of Felix Varela High School in the Hammocks.

The Varela Veterinarian Academy is run by Yleana Escobar, who’s in charge of taking care of her students while also tending to the barn animals. It’s a 365-day-a-year job with little breaks from the classroom and the barn. And that’s why Ms. Escobar is a super teacher.

“I was floored. I don’t focus on awards. So, it was a big surprise. It was an honor. I love animals beyond belief, it's my passion,” said Escobar.

"I was proud! She deserves it! She has done a lot for me personally as well as for all the students," said Nicole Donate, FFA President.

"Ms. Escobar is a super teacher because of everything she does. Not only is she a great teacher, she is responsible for a complete magnet, one of the best magnet programs in Miami-Dade public schools," said Nery Fins, Principal of Felix Varela High.

Congratulations to this Super Teacher! Ms. Escobar, who loves her students and animals alike.