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Marilu Salvador is currently a consultant in the field of Education working to develop programs for rural children in extreme poverty and high at-risk youth. She was the former national director for basic education at the Ministry of Education in Panama. She was also the general coordinator for the program “Aprende al Máximo” which trained around 12,000 teachers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade to improve literacy and reading comprehension instruction and impact more than 150,000 children. Before this, she worked developing social-emotional learning programs for kids from six to twelve years of age in situations of extreme poverty, violence, and abuse. In these roles, she gained experience in training, supervising and mentoring teachers, directors, and supervisors. Marilu has 25 years of experience and has a masters degree in educational administration, curriculum development and policy studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington DC. Marilu is a Fellow of the 11th class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.