Dalila Duarte

Board Member


Casa Azafrán Early Learning Center

Dr. Dalila Duarte is the Director of Casa Azafrán Early Learning Center, a of Metro Nashville Public Schools whose current student population represents more than eight different languages. Over the past ten years, Dalila has served as an educator in the Chicago, Hackensack, Miami, and Nashville public and charter school setting. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Loyola University Chicago, an M.A. in Reading Education from Florida International University, and an Ed.D. in Education Administration from Tennessee State University.


During her doctoral studies, Dalila interned with the Mayor’s Office of Nashville for Children and Youth, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools' Department of Family and Community Services, and the Tennessee Board of Regents with the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Effectiveness. In addition to her work with Casa Azafrán, Dalila serves as a board member for the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce (TLACC) and is a commissioner for the Nashville Community Education Commission. In 2014, she was selected for the Nashville Emerging Leaders class. Dalila continues to live out her commitment to mentor and inspire by volunteering with the YMCA Latino Achievers and FUTURO, a professional association for Latino college students.


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