@Bank of Books - Santa Paula - Denis O'Leary

Denis O’Leary is an Award-Winning Author, having won the Gold Medal in the International Latino Book Awards in 2021 for his book, Esteban’s Caravan.  A retired elementary school teacher, Denis taught several years at Isbell Middle School in Santa Paula.  His teaching career of 31 years in Santa Paula and Oxnard has paralleled his advocacy for Latino students and their families. Having studied in Chile, South America, and taught migrant students, Denis became an advocate and spokesperson for many in the Latino community. Denis took leadership roles in organizations such as the California Association for Bilingual Education, the League of United Latin American Citizens and the United Farm Workers. He became a School Board Trustee of the Oxnard School District in 2003 and served for 17 years.  Denis has worked to better represent Latino families in their efforts to improve the lives of their next generation. Today, Denis O’Leary often receives calls for help from organizations, law enforcement and foreign governments to assist in issues of education and human rights.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
820 E. Main Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060

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