Evelyn is a Certified Bilingual School Social Worker and School District Administrator with over seventeen years of experience in education. She has an uncompromising view that all students can learn, given a positive learning atmosphere that best meets the needs of a child academically and emotionally. She is the Founder/CEO/ of a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization by the name of Tender Steps of New York, Inc. (TSONY, Inc.) This organization helps ameliorate social conditions that negatively impact the livelihood and well being of individuals, families and communities that include; but are not limited to inequity in education, intimate partner violence, challenges due to language barriers, drug addiction and citizenship status concerns. Evelyn earned both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Social Work from the State University New York at Albany, the Rockefeller School of Social Welfare. She attended the Leadership Academy at (MCLA) Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and attained her Educational Administration license. She is a Certified Bilingual (SDA) School District Administrator for both New York State and New Jersey. Evelyn is also certified by the Department of Mental Health for skill building, intensive in-home and respite services. She also possesses certification with the New York State Department of Health for Group Development Intervention & Family/Caregiver Support Groups for the Early Intervention Program. Her areas of specialty are in child welfare, public schools, alternative high schools, and private agencies, early intervention services for the Department of Health and drug treatment programs. Connecting with the communities and families is pivotal to assisting students in becoming successful. Evelyn Bautista-Miller has been honored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. as “Zeta of the Year”, Recipient of the “Forty under 40” by the (REDC) – Rockland Economic Development Corporation, Honored by (EPIC) – Every Person Influences Children at their 25th Anniversary event, honored by the Rockland County Legislature Office for “Women’s History Month”, Honoree for “40 under 40 Rising Star” and finalist by the Hispanic Coalition, NY Inc. and a recent recipient of the “Outstanding Citizen” Award by the Town of Ramapo. Evelyn served on their selection committee for “La Unidad Latina Foundation” scholarship. Evelyn also served as a Judge for the Hispanic Coalition, NY Inc. for their 2016 “40 under 40 Rising Star”.