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Cubberley Lecture Series 2023 presents

An Evening with Juliana Urtubey

2021 National Teacher of the Year

Joyous and Just Education for All

The Cubberley lecture took place on Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Memorial Auditorium
551 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford University

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT STUDENTS to flourish and succeed? How do we encourage a love of learning and cultivate students’ passions? Juliana Urtubey, a National Teacher of the Year, challenges schools, families, and communities to create “joyous and just” learning environments that ensure everyone can shine. In her presentation, Urtubey will discuss how joyous learning brings a sense of belonging and a just environment makes certain that we acknowledge and dismantle barriers. She will share examples of how intentional, holistic, and inclusive practices build welcoming spaces for all. 


Juliana Urtubey is a National Board Certified Teacher in PreK-5th grade bilingual and special education settings. She uses her platform as the 2021 National Teacher of the Year to advocate for a “joyous and just” education for all students, one that is inclusive and celebratory of all students’ identities, families, and communities. She shares her message with pre-service teachers, educators, and policymakers, including at the White House, and through the media, including People magazine, the NBC’s “Today” show, Univision, Telemundo, and Colombia’s El Pais, El Espectador, and RCN Noticias. In 2022, President Biden appointed Urtubey to the President’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics. She is a teacher fellow and member of the board of directors for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Urtubey is a National Board Certified Teacher and holds a BA in bilingual elementary education and an MA in special bilingual education from the University of Arizona.

Panel moderated by

JONATHAN ROSA is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. His research combines sociocultural and linguistic anthropology to study the co-naturalization of language and race as a key feature of modern governance.

With panelists

LAUREN CAMARILLO, MA '11 - Stanford Teacher Education Program, Spanish and Ambassadors Teacher, Mountain View High School, California 2023 Teacher of the Year. Camarillo empowers students to advocate for themselves and others and to tackle challenging issues related to creating a strong campus culture and student wellness.

TARA KINI, '97, MA '98 - Stanford Teacher Education Program, Chief of Staff and Director of State Policy, Learning Policy Institute. Kini brings high-quality research to policymakers and the public to inform evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for every child. Kini has worked in public education as a civil rights attorney, classroom teacher, and teacher educator.

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Holly Materman
Director, Strategic Events and Outreach
(650) 723-0630
Michileen Oberst
Michileen Oberst
Event Manager
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