Dr. Magda A. de La Paz Cabrero
Dr. Magda A. Cabrero is an educator with extensive experience in creating non-punitive systems of prevention, enrichment, support and restoration for students. For the last thirty years she has dedicated to working with school communities to maximize the learning conditions of all students, with special emphasis on the disadvantaged, racial/ethnic minority and immigrant. She is knowledgeable about the characteristics and needs of minority and immigrant student populations as well as students in regular, special education and advanced academic programs. Dr. Cabrero is a certified Restorative Justice facilitator.
Dr. Cabrero completed her Doctorate in Education from University of Maryland in 2011. Her concentration was Curriculum & Instruction, Teacher Professional Development. Her cognate area was School Administration & Supervision. She has had a license in School Administration & Supervision of Pre-K-12 since 2006. Her research topic was "Ethnographic Action Research on How to Increase the Interest in Literacy of Latino/Latina Students through the Exploration of Borderlands Literary Topics". She recently retired from Fairfax County Public Schools where she served as Dean of Students, Systems of Support Advisor, World Languages Department Chair and Teacher. She also recently retired from teaching pre-service and in-service teachers at George Mason University.
She currently dedicates to advocating for true justice for children and youth. She also facilitates restorative justice processes for youth offenders with Northern Virginia Mediation Services. Moreover, she sponsors STAR (Student Training in Accountability & Responsibility), a program to build resiliency in and expand the possibilities for teenagers at Justice High School, Fairfax County. She is a Board member of Hispanics Against Child Abuse & Neglect (HACAN).
Some of her writing projects, starting with her doctoral dissertation, have been edited by her son Andrew Saraf, who graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor's Degree in American History. Her son Zachary Saraf, who graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, is her technology consultant for all of her published work through the internet.