Yvette Miguez is Assistant Principal in the New York City Department of Education. She supervises two Special Education programs that serve students ages 5 to 21 who are on a range of cognitive functioning levels on the autism spectrum, are significantly emotionally challenged, have sensory impairments, or have multiple disabilities. She also oversees the ELL/Multi-language Learners department for the eight schools tied to her program. She is known for her strong belief in family engagement and her passion for multilingual learners with special needs. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially with her 18-year-old son Johnny who has ASD. She has been a Christian since she was 18 years old and one of her favorite verses is Colossians 3:23.