Narciso Moquete was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico. He is one of six siblings. He came to live in the Frog Hollow section of the city of Hartford, CT when he was four years old. He is proud to say he is a product of the Hartford Public Schools system. Narciso attended Kindergarten to fifth grade at Dominic F. Burns School. After completing his sixth grade year at Noah Webster School, Narciso went on to Quirk Middle School. Upon graduating from Hartford Public High School, he enrolled at Central Connecticut State University to pursue a teaching degree. Narciso later went on to earn his reading specialist certification from CCSU. He is the first of his family to earn a Master’s degree.
While at CCSU, Narciso gained membership in the Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Incorporated; a community service based organization that strives to uplift the Latino Community. In accordance with the ideals of his Fraternity, he participated in community service efforts including Habitat For Humanity, soup kitchens, neighborhood clean-up efforts, back to school drives as well as community events such as the Latino Expo. Furthermore, during his collegiate career Narciso became a fellow of the Connecticut Writing Project at Central Connecticut State University. As part of his fellowship, he delivered a professional development workshop on “How to teach students how to Rap like a hip hop artist”. This workshop was recorded and published in the Hartford Courant. Narciso is also an active member of the Connecticut Reading Association and regularly attends the Annual Literacy Essential Conference at CCSU. One day, while studying at CCSU’s Burritt Library, Narciso was inspired to pursue a teaching career as a result of a heartfelt discussion with his dear friend and fellow fraternity brother, Gerardo Heredia (who is now Principal of SAND School.)
Narciso spent 8 years teaching at M.D. Fox Elementary School where he crafted and created a rap song for the Success For All reading program at a recording studio with four of his students. This song was played over the intercom while students transitioned for S.F.A. Narciso is proud to say he still keeps the recording and plays it for students even today. After 8 years at Expeditionary Learning Academy at Moylan School, Narciso was recruited by principal Heredia to come and teach at SAND School.
Narciso spends his free time on home visits, meeting with his students and parents in their homes to collaborate with families on ways to be successful in the classroom. He has been known to attend student birthday parties and backyard barbeques to promote the school home connection. Narciso also finds time to volunteer his time with his children’s little league baseball team.
Narciso, was a Hartford resident until his marriage. He now lives in Farmington with his wife, Berayda and their two children.