2006 Distinguished Alumna
ROSA FRAGA, '72 & '82
Retired with more than 30 years of service in bilingual education, Rosa Fraga, ‘72 continues to be engaged in immigrant communities. Along with her husband, Fraga opened a Spanish and Vietnamese translation service business, WIN Services, in 2006.
Before retiring from Grand Rapids Public Schools, Fraga worked as director, regional director, interim director, and principal. During her time with GRPS, Fraga focused her work on the immigrant communities. Among other accomplishments, she developed English as a Second Language curriculum, implemented service learning projects with several local non-profit organizations, partnered with Kent Career Technical Center to give vocational training to limited-English-speaking students, and a comprehensive School Reform Development Project Grant through Yale University.
Fraga earned her B.A. in Spanish and social studies and M.A. in education from Grand Valley State University. She later went on to receive certification in secondary teaching and central office administrator and her K-12 bilingual education endorsement from the State of Michigan. Fraga also earned more than 15 credit hours of post-graduate educational leadership at Michigan State University.
Fraga currently lives with her husband in Ada.