Ricardo Campos

LILTA Chair, Scholarship Committee

As an educator, Ricardo Campos has been very much involved with the community and the student body. Mr. Campos teaches mathematics at Central Islip Senior High School. He works both with regular education and bilingual education students. Before arriving to the Central Islip School District, he worked at Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community…

Cecilia Avila-Young

LILTA Secretary

Cecilia Avila Young was born in Bogota, Colombia until her parents brought her here as a young girl.  She has taught in the Central Islip School District since 1994 as an elementary teacher. She has an M.A. from Columbia University, Teachers College; a B.S. Degree from Queens College and an Associate’s degree from New York Technical…

Michelle Marrone

LILTA Treasurer

Michelle Marrone. graduated with a Bachelors degree in Spanish Education from Manhattanville College in 2008. She continued her education at St. John’s University to pursue a Masters degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. She graduated with a Masters in May of 2012 and began working in Hampton Bays School District in August, 2012.…

Julia Burgos

LILTA Second Vice President

Julia Burgos was born in the Bronx, N. Y. to parents who had migrated to the United States from Puerto Rico. Her home was rich with the culture and language of Puerto Rico. Being the oldest of 5 children Julia was the first child to leave her home to enter a school environment. School proved…

Matthew Moore

LILTA First Vice-President

Matthew serves as Presidential Fellow in the Office of the President at Stony Brook University where he assist the president and his executive staff with the planning, development and implementation of campus-wide, high-impact initiatives. Matthew was accepted by Stony Brook University, where he graduated with a bachelor of arts and masters in social work and…

Ms. Dafny J. Irizarry

LILTA President

Dafny Joy Irizarry Ortiz was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico.   Dafny J. Irizarry attended the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras for two years. She became a recipient of the Paul Douglas Scholarship allowing her to successfully complete her Bachelors of Arts degree in Linguistics, graduating Cum Laude from SUNY Stony…