She had previously led in Education as a campus administrator, bilingual skills specialist, and bilingual teacher. Ivn describes himself as an immigrant, educator, and a proud life-long English learner who advocates for newcomers students and their families; he believes that these communities have an extraordinary heritage and culture to learn from. Ellevation, now part of the Curriculum Associates family, is an edtech company that seeks to improve English Learner outcomes via web-based tools that help educators enhance instruction, improve collaboration, and increase productivity. Her goal is to always advocate for these families so that they are able to view their cultural experiences and identities as a superpower. Most recently,Adrianawas the Vice President of Development at College Track, a national nonprofit focusing on college access and persistence, where she led of team of mission-support and external development professionals andsecured an eight-figure investment, the largest gift in the organizations history. She also supported numerous TNTP teacher training programs, including the Memphis Teacher Talent Initiative, Memphis Teaching Fellows, Nashville Teaching Fellows, and the NYC Teaching Fellows. She holds a BA from Boston College (07) and a MSW from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work (16). She transitioned to the Director of Student Support role at YES Prep North Central for 3 years. As a first-generation college graduate, Gonzalez understands first hands the challenges and difficulties that face many students. She worked as a bilingual math teacher for the first 5 years where she dedicated herself to building relationships with parents and students. Andy Canales is the Executive Director,Texas at Latinos for Education. Should this agreement be terminated, it is understood that the termination will not apply to students already accepted to Temple University under the terms of this agreement, but not yet enrolled in classes at Temple. Either institution may terminate this agreement at any time by written notice at least one year in advance of the effective date of termination. Growing up, Adrianas father, a second generation Mexican American immigrant and first generation college student, instilled in her the importance of education both through his beliefs and also through his experiences as a teacher in Chicago. She wants to use her influence and platform to create better opportunities for the community she serves. Johanas career has been driven by the beliefthatif every person is given access to the supports and resourcestofulfill their potential, we will be abletoaddress the complex and diverse issues wefaceas a society. In 2013, I became the district instructional specialist for Bilingual/ ESL 4-6 and DL for K-8. Her work in nonprofit leadership earned her the 2020 Harold L. Conover Leadership Award for exhibiting exemplary leadership qualities in a non-profit organization. Michelle is also a regular guest host for the EdUP Experience podcast along with Dr. Ed Sallustio. In her current job, she works with school administrators, counselors, teachers, and students to ensure that every student has a personal graduation plan (PGP) and follows a career pathway in their desired endorsement to have a plan for postsecondary career success. She felt there was a need for more targeted conversations and assistance per student and family in her classroom, so she enrolled in the Counseling program at the University of Houston-Main Campus. Dakota identifies as Afro-Latina. In those roles, Leticia worked with elected officials, community-based organizations, grassroots and grasstops leaders, business chambers, universities, and state and federal entities to meld policy with programs and enhance opportunities for historically marginalized communities. 0000011795 00000 n As the Director of Retention at Mount Wachusett Community College, Shelby designed and implemented a college-wide student retention plan amidst a crisis in student enrollment and worldwide pandemic. Albert Perez currently serves as Interim Principal at Rocketship Rising Stars Academy in the Seven Trees Community. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling with her husband, reading, and taming her unruly garden. Albert was a founding member of the Rising Stars team and taught several grades before rising to Assistant Principal. She went on to work for YouthNet in Worcester, MA as a Team Leader and School Liaison. Delaware County Community College will maintain and distribute information about the current form of this agreement, and any changes relevant to it, to students, counselors, faculty and advisors. The journey from Houston to Boston served as a learning experience in a variety of ways and often challenged her family dynamics. As an active participant and mother of 4 young adults in her local community, she brings awareness to the front level where it is often missed in her diverse community. Dr. Brooks would later graduate from the University of St. Thomas in Houston with a degree in Environmental Science and Sociology. . She brings over five years of experience as a school administrator and her areas of expertise are coaching, professional development, blended learning, and supporting English Language Learners. Prior to her outreach work, Sylvia also coordinated the data collection for several research projects on the topic of teacher effectiveness. Region, 2011). Shirley Cardona is a marketing executive with experience across consumer goods, travel and tourism, and edtech SaaS. serves as Latinos for Educations Managing Director of People & Organization Effectiveness. Recognizing her work in education was unfinished she transitioned to Dallas ISD and served as a high school biology teacher. A first-generation college grad who witnessed the power of education in her own life, Shirley is fiercely passionate about providing equitable learning opportunities that help all students reach their highest aspirations. Heearned a masters degreein Social Changefrom Clark University before going on to Harvard, where he receivedamasters degree in Education Policy and Management. Sabrina graduated from Boston University in 2011 with a Bachelors in Latin American Studies and Spanish. Before joining the national Principal Preparation team, Luzdivina served the Rio Grande Valley as a Sr. Director of Leader Development for six years, coaching their Principals in Residence as they prepared to launch the newest schools in the region. Motivated to extend her impact, Isabella began taking on leadership roles, including Technology Coach, Department Chair, Curriculum Coordinator, Instructional Coach, and DEIA and Hiring Committee Member before moving fully out of the classroom to work on teacher development and evaluation for YES Prep, KIPP Texas, and Southwest Schools. She began her teaching career in Worcester Public Schools, and went on to serve as the Founding English teacher for the Academy of Health, Science, and Technology, a subset of Worcester East Middle School that catered to hands-on; project-based; heterogeneous learning. Jos joined the Latinos for Education team after working withthe Boston Debate League where he designed curriculum to make policy more accessible for middle and high school students and teachers. She is also a mother and has two children. Each day, Juan is humbled by students commitment to learn, to take on new challenges and to make themselves, their families and their community proud. Tatiana Acosta serves as the Manager, Development Operations and Analytics at Latinos for Education. She has worked in Boston Public Schools since 1993 as a bilingual speech-language pathologist and supervisor. Ivanna is the daughter of two loving Argentinean parents raised in Pasadena, Texas.

In 2016, she obtained a dual Associates degree in Business Management and Accounting from North Shore Community College followed by her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2020. Mr. Cruz holds a holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from the University of Hartford, and Masters in Education Psychology from the University of Connecticut. However, he graduated from the University of Missouri in 2011 and joined Teach For America after feeling the need to have a stable career and make an impact. Leading the staffing and recruiting strategy for a range of far reaching education consulting projects in the Southwest region. Jade Franco is a proud Afro-Latina & Dominican who grew up in the city of Boston. I have worked in Aldine since 1998 where I started at Reece Academy as a Paraprofessional. In this role she oversees Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language policy and programmatic guidance for K-12 emergent bilingual students and their families. Isabella received her BA in Psychology and Spanish from Johns Hopkins University, and her MA in Teaching from Stony Brook University. Carlos is a financial services professional with experience in different fields such as, operations management, banking, trust operations and non-profit. She attended Texas Tech University, where she obtained her Ph. 0000010135 00000 n He moved to the US not speaking English. She currently works as a coordinator at Career Institutes (CI) in Dallas ISD where they offer access to learning opportunities in different CTE programs or pathways including Health Science, Aviation, Construction, Electrical Technology, Architecture/Interior Design, HVAC, Plumbing, Manufacturing and Cybersecurity serving 8 high schools in the southwest of the city. In Boston, Ms. Cruz served as the Director of Operations and Academic Advancement at the Mario Umana Academy, a K-8 dual language school. In 2013, Natalia moved to Houston, Texas to work in public education. Born of Puerto Rican and Guatemalan descent, she was the first in her family to get accepted and attend a four-year university. Benjamin brings a decade of experience in education, beginning his teaching career in high school and middle school math classrooms before transitioning to a Professional Development Consulting role for Curriculum Associates, where he facilitated professional development for teachers all over the country. She began her teaching career in PR where she taught 7th grade Life Science and 4th-5th grade Environmental Science at Casa Pueblo in Adjuntas, PR. While students may transfer under this agreement, should they not meet transfer grade or score requirements, those credits will not be counted by Temple toward graduation. Adriana relocated to Boston and worked as a founding School Director at the 9th Grade Academy in Lawrence and as a Dean of Instruction at UP Academy Boston before assuming her current position with Cambridge Public Schools. She joined Latinos for Education after working at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard for over 8 years. In this role, she conceptualizes and implements a broad range of public programs related to the museums exhibitions and enhances community partnerships with local and national organizations. Shirley started her marketing career in Brand Management at Procter & Gamble. is a graduate of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Leaders Program and an inauguralPahara-Aspen NextGen Fellow. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband and two sons. His background is anchored in the intersectionality of STEAM access for immigrant-origin youth & families and the role practical STEAM learning plays in foreign language acquisition. Lorena graduated from Boston College with a B.A. My college experience led me to develop a strong passion in education and I therefore joined Teach for America in 2012. Jos Col serves as the Director of Greater Boston Programs at Latinos for Education where he oversees the planning and execution of local programs and services. Prior to this role, Nakisha served as the Assistant to the Vice President on the Teacher Leadership Development Team at Teach for America. They also represented the New England area Mexican Consulate at the 2021 Meeting for Mexican LGBTQ+ Communities Abroad hosted by the Mexican Governments International Affairs department. Paola is a licensed mental health professional who has dedicated her life and career to improving the lives of children and their families. Dr. Lara, a native Texan calls Corpus Christi her home. After graduation, Natalia worked in the non-profit sector for 2 years serving as Bilingual Programs Specialist, Bilingual Program Coordinator and providing computer literacy to mainly minoritized adults. Amanda is a social entrepreneur and CEO/Founder of Latinos for Education, the first Latino founded and led national organization solely dedicated to creating leadership pathways for emerging Latino leaders in education and diversifying education nonprofit boards. Jessica Mandes is a proud Newyorican. Prior to working within BPS schools, worked at a community base health center for over 10 years with families/students that were managing the many psycho-social stressors which impacted their daily lives. Her educational experiences as a young English Learner in schools has always been a motivating factor to advocate for all students in the position she was once in. She is currently at YES Prep Thrive, the districts DEAP school, as the Director of Thrive/Principal of Thrive. For the past decade they have helped lead the growth, PR, and branding of emerging brands across Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the US. Migrated to the Unites Stated at the age of three months. Since then, she has dedicated nearly two decades to supporting students and educators. Dakota utilizes her classroom to help the youth identify and unpack current events, and history. Maritza Acosta, a Houston, Texas native, graduated from the University of Houston-Main Campus in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and Minor in Teaching and Learning. As a native spanish speaker, grounded in strong puertorican roots, she has leveraged language and biculturalism as a way to connect with her LatinX community. As a daughter of Mexican immigrants, preserving the Spanish language and cultural values has always been a priority. She previously worked at Mission Economic Development Agency in San Francisco where she was a senior data analyst and a Salesforce administrator. in Hispanic Studies. That's why we offer a full scope of non-credit classes. He joined Aldine ISD in 2007 as a fourth-grade teacher at Magrill Elementary. He grew up the second oldest of four led by a single mother early in life. Previously, Andyworked as adirector at various nonprofit organizations serving students and families. A 102 level foreign language course at DCCC will satisfy this requirement. In 2015 Natalie made the move to YES Prep Public Schools where she started as an 8th grade math and Algebra I teacher and later also taught Freshman Seminar. Lorena Lopera is Executive Director, Massachusetts at Latinos for Education.

He was later the founding science teacher at KIPP DC: Key Academy, before returning to Southern California to continue his work as a teacher leader. She also has experience teaching Spanish and Social Entrepreneurship. in Interpersonal Communications from The University of Texas at Austin. In 2017 due to funding issues she traveled to 11 Countries in 11 months supporting nonprofits in whatever need they had at the time, from writing curriculum to painting walls. She has also worked with various education nonprofits including Jumpstart and Harlem RBI in New York, Yspaniola, Inc. in the Dominican Republic, and, most recently, Mission Squash. DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE to Samantha Aderserves as Latinos for Educations Managing Director of People & Organization Effectiveness.

Before that, Janine served as Executive Director of Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) for 7 years, creating partnerships among parents, students, and educators to further students academic achievement impacting nearly 2,500 students annually. Michael later became the Senior Director of STEM, managing across the math and science programs, and is now the Vice President of High School Great Teaching, where he leads the vision for the academic program for all content areas across the seven high schools of Achievement First. Prior to this role, Leydi worked for Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada for six years where she developed and managed the Immigration Program services of Northern Nevada. 901 S. Media Line Rd, Media, PA 19063 - Copyright 2022 All rights reserved, Innovation, Teaching & Digital Learning Excellence, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, Wellness, Athletics & Recreation Resources, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate,, Associate in Arts in Political Science (Note 1) at, Delaware County Community College Recommended Course, English Composition II: Writing About Literature, Introduction to Information Technology or, Any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated science course. Prior to her work with BES, Lorena worked as Chief of Staff at City Year, Miami. At the core of Adrianas beliefs on education is Frederick Douglass quote, Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. She is enthusiastically committed to doing her part as a literacy educator and leader to make this a reality for all students. She also worked in collaboration with HACUs Government Relations Office in Washington, D.C., to promote similar federal policies. She has volunteered with the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project for over a decade. At Delaware County Community College, our focus is on you - our student. Dr. Velascowasprogram faculty at Harvards School Turnaround Leadership programfor 6 years. This work recognizes students investment in their schools and education and their impact on school improvement.

Ivn is a current student at Texas A&M at Kingsville, where he is enrolled in a Doctoral Program in Bilingual Education. Mary Jane attended the University of Houston. Outside of work, his community efforts have included serving on the Alexander Hamilton Scholars Alumni Board, raising money for LGBT+ nonprofits with Bunnies on the Bayou, helping Hispanic entrepreneurs with BakerRipley, and helping shape more inclusive social entrepreneurship ecosystem with Impact Hub Houston. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, TEACH, University of Houston-Downtown Advisory Board of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences,and theLatino Texas PAC, which he chairs. Precalculus or As a proud Venezuelan immigrant, he is passionate about working hard to help Latinos to build a better future for them and their families. 0000005909 00000 n Natalie have had the privilege to be surrounded by different latinx cultures and is proud to say that they all have a place as part of her identity. Mary Jane Sotelo is a Senior Treasury Officer at Fifth Third Bank working with Middle Market and Oil and Gas clients. Her teaching experience includes six years as a Bilingual/ESL teacher in BPS. He also supported national initiatives, including corps member and alumni summits and the annual School Leaders of Color Conference. 0000005573 00000 n BACHELOR OF ARTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE at For a detailed listing of required scores, visit He comes to accept his childhood is unique and oftentimes out of ones control, much like every child. Judith Rodriguez began her career in education as a paraprofessional while attending college. Leticia de la Vara advises TNTPs executive team on strategy, accountability, innovation, and the implementation of organization-wide initiatives. Janine is committed to civic engagement in her personal time also. R.D. Calculus I. Lilian Macias is a Houston native, who immigrated from Guatemala at the age of 4. She obtained her masters degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston- Clear Lake. Building relationships with students is my favorite part of the job because it allows me to learn from them. Brian Iveli Gonzlez is a Mexican-American professional living in Boston who is currently the Vice President of Marketing at Sigo Segurosan inclusive auto insurance company focused on providing affordable coverage for the Spanish-speaking community in Texas. The TSC is the longest-running salsa congress in the United States fully produced and owned by a woman. 37 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 39 /H [ 1600 448 ] /L 347623 /E 235006 /N 8 /T 346765 >> endobj xref 37 58 0000000016 00000 n Not knowing how she was going to use her two degrees of Latin American Studies and Psychology that combined her passion for dismantling systems of oppression and developing strengths in people, she landed back in Pasadena serving as a College Adviser with for the National College Advising Corps. She is proud to serve and reflect her community. Ruby has a passion for helping youth and the community via the arts and created the Texas Salsa Congress (TSC).

Betsy Castro is the founding Vice President of Finance and Operations at Latinos for Education, where she brings deep experience in finance and operations, entrepreneurship, project management, and strategy. Gonzalez is a passionate advocate and activist for LTBTQ+ and Latinx issues. Latinx advocate and native in the Spanish language. She aims to inspire future women leaders, specifically Latinas and other women of color. Her experience at Rocketship illuminated the devastating inequities that exist for families of color and the lack of access to information and resources to support their childrens education. Sylvia earned abachelors degree inWriting from Ithaca College and a masters inEducation from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Without the resources provided through relationships, college would have been a struggle. She is a Fall 2015 Aspen Pahara Fellow out of the prestigious Aspen Institute and delivered the convocation speech at Boston University School of Education graduation. Her purpose as an educator is to create an environment in which all students and their parents can be proud of where they come from. Through her efforts with RAR-MA initiatives in the communities of Merrimack Valley, she was awarded by local congress the 2017 Unsung Heroine of Massachusetts Award and more recently she was one of the recipients from the Instituto Cultural de Puerto Rico Inc., of the 2021 Puerto Rican Pride Excellence Award. He always felt different. Previously, she served as Assistant Vice President for State Advocacy at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. in Hispanic Studies. (Go Generals!) As a classroom teacher in an affluent suburban district, she witnessed first-hand the educational inequities experienced by students of color and their families, which prompted her to leave the classroom to pursue other leadership roles. He has always embraced his afro-latino roots, intertwining his familys island ways with the hip hop culture of the Bay Area. Through this work, Lorena wants to ensure that students, educators, and families can move beyond fighting for access and focus on creating impact. Along with Dr. Daniel Villanueva from the University of Houston-Downtown, Michelle created and hosts Latinx Learners, a podcast which highlights first generation Latinx issues experienced by both students and professionals in higher education. Erasmo Arturo Montalvn is Director of Business Development at Pearson, the worlds largest ed tech company focusing on helping millions of people in over 100 countries make progress in their lives through learning. In this role, Adriana collaborates with the ELA teachers and interventionists, school leadership, and the district ELA department to support the students literacy education.
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