Veronica Ocampo has been a bilingual teacher at Milwaukee Public Schools since 2003. She graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and earned her master’s degree in international education at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. Her interest in raising students’ math performance led her to obtain her Mathematics Middle School Certification from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is Greenfield School’s implementer of the Texas Instruments Math Forward Program, and the Sketchpad Curriculum for Algebra and Geometry. She is currently doing graduate work at UW-Milwaukee to obtain her PhD in mathematics education. The beauty of Wisconsin’s forests has become her inspiration to create outdoor classrooms for her students, making nature, mathematics, poetry and the arts an essential part of her students’ life.