Student Success Stories - Meet Karla Quintanilla

Karla QuintanillaESL Level 4B '01

Karla Quintanilla graduated from ESL level 4B in 2001. At the time it was the highest ESL level offered by the school. Shortly before graduation, the School’s job developer placed Karla as a clerical assistant at the Children’s Hospital WIC program. Now 10 years and three promotions later, Karla is still working at the hospital and has completed her Associate’s Degree. She has started taking the prerequisite classes for the Registered Nursing program at Montgomery College, having been inspired by her time at the hospital. Of the Carlos Rosario School, Karla said, “In the real world as an immigrant who doesn’t speak any English we often feel discriminated against, but at Carlos Rosario I found hope. I felt empowered and began to believe in myself.”