Israel Tovar

Israel Tovar, 10th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Israel joined Capital City in August 2019. He holds a Master in Education from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University with a distinction in Ethnicity, Race and Migration where he graduated cum laude.

Prior to Capital City, Israel taught Mexican-American History and AP World History in San José, California and Middle School Social Studies in Nashville, Tennessee and was a Lead Instructor for the Yale Young Global Scholars in New Haven, CT this past summer. Israel has received different awards for his leadership in education such as the Yale Latino Prize, Gates Millennium Scholar, Coca-Cola National Scholar and was the Questbridge National College Match Recipient. 

Israel is fluent in Spanish and in his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends, family, and other loved ones. He also loves traveling, reading, hiking, jogging, and listening to music and podcasts.

Favorite quote/phrase: "I Change Myself, I Change the World” -Gloria Anzaldúa