Jochy Cora Santiago

Jochy Cora Santiago

Osceola Board of Education, District 2, FL

Jochy is a 29 year old progressive educator and activist in the Central Florida area. He has been in education since 2012 and became politically engaged after the primaries of 2015. He has a passion for educating children and adults on how the US electoral system works. Central Florida is home to the biggest community of Puerto Ricans and he makes sure that Puerto Ricans and Latinxs in general have the proper information to make informed decisions when it is time to cast a vote.

He is now combining his knowledge of education and politics and running for the Osceola School board. After a big push from his former teacher co-workers who motivated him to running in Osceola, he decided to file in January 2020. He will make sure to bring a teacher's perspective into the Osceola School Board which is very much needed in these times of COVID-19. Our state has become new the epicenter of this pandemic and school officials are obligating School Boards to make the tough decisions to reopen. The Osceola School Board needs a School Board Member that will not be intimidated by the Governor nor the Department of Education and I am ready to be that voice that stands up for teachers and students.