Dr. Arabelle LaCroix Pembroke immigrated to the United States from France when she was 8 years old. At an early age, she recognized that language proficiency is essential to academic performance and ultimately quality of life. As an assistant principal of a large middle school in Queens, Dr. Pembroke has devoted her life to ensuring that all her students develop advanced literacy skills by the time they enter high school. In her free time she enjoys eating delicious foods and is always on the hunt for good empanadas and mojitos. She is married to Kevin, a superhero.