Octavio Alvarez has been teaching at Brawley Union High School for eight years. His duties include teaching traditional and bilingual mathematics classes. He attended the Mexican public education system and graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California with a major in Civil Engineering. Since his hire at Brawley Union High School his focus has been to help and assist the bilingual community of Brawley and to prepare his students to succeed after high school. As a 2012 CABE recognized teacher in mathematics, he has single handedly turned around the BUHS English Learner Mathematics Program and has significantly increased both CST and CAHSEE scores year after year.