Yazmin Pineda Zapata

Yazmin Pineda Zapata

Yazmin Pineda Zapata, EdD, is a program specialist and teacher leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College in California. Her expertise in delivering special education services allows her to advocate for students in grades K–12 with varying learning differences.

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Yazmin Pineda Zapata

Yazmin Pineda Zapata, EdD, is a program specialist and teacher leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, California. Her expertise in delivering special education services allows her to advocate for students in grades K–12 with varying learning differences.

Dr. Pineda Zapata mentors teacher candidates completing credentials in special education as a cooperating teacher and also supports school districts and nonprofit organizations across the nation to implement appropriate curricular adaptations that provide equitable access to all learners. She actively presents and consults in the areas of best practices for accessible curriculum, co-teaching, collaborative planning, and inclusive education.

Dr. Pineda Zapata is credentialed as an administrator, a teacher in multiple subjects, and an education specialist for students with mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature and language, a master’s degree in special education with an emphasis in curriculum, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership.