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Texas A&M-Kingsville faculty assist committees in education organization

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KINGSVILLE (February 10, 2023) — Two members of the faculty in the College of Education and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be participating in an upcoming conference for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).

Dr. Olivia Panganiban Modesto, associate professor, and Dr. Norma A. Guzman, professor, both in the teacher and bilingual education department, will be serving on advisory boards to which they have been appointed. Guzman will serve on the Educator Diversity Committee through 2024 and Modesto has recently been appointed to the Research and Dissemination Advisory Board and will serve through 2026.

“The College of Education and Human Performance is proud of Drs. Guzman and Modesto for this tremendous honor,” said Dr. Linda Villarreal, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Performance. “Javelina Nation is strengthened by faculty who lead through their teaching, research and service to the education profession at the state, national and international levels. This honor assures that South Texas has a voice and is contributing to the national conversation on educator diversity.”

According to Modesto, the Committee on Research and Dissemination is charged with advising and assisting the association in facilitating, promoting and disseminating research that adds to the knowledge base for educator preparation, making meaningful contributions to the professional narrative and building the capacity of the field and the association to inform policy and practice.

The purpose of the Educator Diversity Committee, served by Guzman, is to advise the AACTE staff and Board of Directors on current trends, issues and needed programming related to diversity in educator preparation program faculty and candidates.



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