BJ Lester has been teaching at Nueva since the 2013-2014 school year but began teaching 18 years ago. Ms. Lester graduated from Texas Tech with a BA in Journalism. She also holds an MED in Education and Curriculum, and an MS in Counseling from the University of Laverne. At Nueva, Ms. Lester has taught Opportunity, English, EL and ACCESS and also serves as the Title I and EL Coordinator. Ms. Lester was raised in San Antonio, Texas and has lived in California for nearly 30 years.