Sonia Ledger is a dedicated advocate and educator who has made it her life’s mission to uplift and support the most vulnerable in our society. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Orange County, Sonia proudly graduated from Orange County Public Schools, laying the foundation for her lifelong commitment to education and community service.
Sonia’s educational journey led her to Florida State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences, equipping her with valuable insights into family dynamics and human development. With a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of young people, she pursued a Master’s in Secondary Education, further honing her expertise in teaching and mentorship.
Sonia’s path took a profound turn when she discovered her calling to work with at-risk youth while serving as a Guardian Ad Litem within the Child Services Department in Florida. This experience opened her eyes to the challenges faced by vulnerable children and fueled her passion to be a steadfast advocate for their rights and well-being.
Since 2004, Sonia has been a dedicated teacher within Orange County Public Schools, where she has tirelessly worked to create a nurturing and inclusive environment for her students. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by disenfranchised students within the education system, Sonia knew that she could make an even greater impact as an educator who goes above and beyond to ensure that no child is left behind.
Beyond the classroom, Sonia Ledger has dedicated countless hours to volunteer work with various organizations, including Give Kids the World, One Heart for Women and Children, and the Democratic Women’s Club of South Orlando. These experiences have deepened her understanding of community needs and strengthened her resolve to effect positive change.
Sonia’s commitment to addressing the pressing issue of gun violence in America emerged from her firsthand encounters with students dealing with the trauma of gun violence. Following the tragic events of the Parkland school shooting, Sonia joined Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Recognizing the urgent need for advocacy and awareness around gun violence prevention, she decided to amplify her voice on behalf of her students.
In her pursuit of change, Sonia founded the Osceola County Moms Demand group and joined forces with Orange County’s group. Together, they have organized and participated in various events aimed at raising awareness about gun violence and promoting safe storage practices. In recent times, Sonia has taken on the role of leading the Orange/Osceola County local group, eager to mobilize mothers and others in the community to work collaboratively with other gun violence prevention groups.
Sonia Ledger’s journey as an educator, advocate, and community leader is a testament to her unwavering commitment to creating a safer and more equitable future for at-risk youth and all members of her community.