School has always been a source of comfort for Pricila Cano Padron — so much so, in fact, that she describes it as a “second home.”
She’s not kidding. Growing up, the Texas native would voluntarily sign up for summer school and extra credit classes, just to spend more time in that environment.
“I always did something to be in a school because I just felt like myself there,” she explains.
Cano Padron grew up near Dallas, in a school community that she says encouraged her, nourished her and provided stability and consistency when, during her preteen years, her home life became difficult.
“I always found comfort walking in at 7:50 a.m., having my pencil bag, having my journals, learning something new every day,” she shares.