Mrs. Baculima is a standout among her peers. She is extremely committed to her job and displays a genuine concern for her students. She works collaboratively with members of her ESE team and has a tremendous and positive impact on the teachers and the entire department. Her efforts have increased the growth and success of her students, including the ESOL population. Many of the ESOL students at Mariposa receive Speech and Language services and being bilingual has resulted in exponential growth by her students. More Spanish speaking parents are involved as a result of her efforts because they know Mrs. Baculima will take the time to make them feel comfortable at the school. No matter what the situation is, Mrs. Baculima always makes lemonade out of any lemons that come her way.