16 03, 2021

RGV LEAD Kicks Off Board Training and Development

2021-09-28T19:03:39-05:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 7 | March 2021 RGV LEAD Kicks Off Board Training and Development A Message from Lizzy de la Garza Putegnat, RGV LEAD Board President A building is only as strong as its foundation. The same holds true for any organization. Thanks to a solid foundation, RGV LEAD has been successful throughout the last 29 years. Having a well-defined mission and vision, deep-rooted organizational values, a clear strategic plan to serve as a roadmap, and a team of strong, passionate leaders always looking to improve, is paramount to lead a successful organization. We are [...]

RGV LEAD Kicks Off Board Training and Development2021-09-28T19:03:39-05:00
10 03, 2021

Counselor of the Year Rachel Rodriguez Garza Shares Her Story

2021-10-28T13:02:57-05:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 7 | March 2021 Counselor of the Year Rachel Rodriguez Garza Shares Her Story “Career and Technical Education is for everyone. I have worked alongside RGV LEAD for several years and believe wholeheartedly that there needs to be a link between the employer’s needs and the future workforce.” ~  Rachel Rodriguez Garza  Hello, my name is Rachel Rodriguez Garza. I would like to thank RGV Lead for this recognition. I am humbled and honored to have been named their Counselor of the Year. I am a Career and Technical Education Counselor for Edinburg CISD and have [...]

Counselor of the Year Rachel Rodriguez Garza Shares Her Story2021-10-28T13:02:57-05:00
10 03, 2021

Rachel Rodriguez Garza Named RGV LEAD Counselor of the Year

2021-10-28T13:04:36-05:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 7 | March 2021 RGV LEAD Counselor of the Year Rachel Rodriguez Garza “If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever.” ~ Sam Walton, founder of Walmart  This year’s RGV LEAD Counselor of the Year, Rachel Garza, is the epitome of a Career & Technical Education counselor. She enthusiastically tends to the tasks at hand with the same vigor and vitality she experienced on her first day of [...]

Rachel Rodriguez Garza Named RGV LEAD Counselor of the Year2021-10-28T13:04:36-05:00
5 03, 2021

Thought for the Month: Creativity is intelligence having fun!

2021-07-26T03:21:08-05:00

Vol.2 Iss. 7 | March 2021 “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ~ Albert Einstein  Thought for the Month March 2021 I’ve often heard people say to teams working on projects, “Oh, you’re so creative,” but what I’m really hearing is, “Oh, you’re so smart.” Think about it, don’t you need to have some level of intelligence to complete a task; and if you’re going to enjoy tackling a task, shouldn’t you get creative about the task and be happy working on it?  I recently read an article about creativity and its relationship to intelligence. The article was [...]

Thought for the Month: Creativity is intelligence having fun!2021-07-26T03:21:08-05:00
5 03, 2021

P-16 Council and Counselors Network Meeting

2021-08-06T00:00:47-05:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 7 | March 2021 P-16 Council and Counselors Network Meeting RGV LEAD held its Regional meeting of the P-16 Council and Counselors’ Network on March 3, 2021. Attendees had the pleasure of hearing from the following presenters: Dr. Tina Jackson, Assistant Commissioner of Workforce Education, (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board), who spoke on “Texas Workforce Education, Reskilling and Upskilling.” She was followed by a presentation from Workforce Solutions Cameron Outreach Specialists, Jasmine Hernandez and Maria Barrera, whose presentations were on “Leading Students to Success and Workforce Resources for Educators and Counselors.” Amanda Posada, Executive Director [...]

P-16 Council and Counselors Network Meeting2021-08-06T00:00:47-05:00
5 03, 2021

Young Entrepreneurs Challenge Heads to the Finish Line

2021-08-06T00:00:57-05:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 7 | March 2021 Young Entrepreneur Challenge Heads to the Finish Line! Great collaborative work was done by the RGV Partnership, UTRGV Center for Innovation and Commercialization -CIC, Texas Gas Service, Magic Valley Electric Cooperative, and RGV LEAD - Rio Grande Valley Linking Economic and Academic Development at the Business Development Workshop for the Young Entrepreneur of the RGV Challenge. The four finalists teams, which stem from schools across the Rio Grande Valley, were given tips on developing and presenting their business ideas by Stephanie L. Mendez and Maria Julie Villalon from the Center for [...]

Young Entrepreneurs Challenge Heads to the Finish Line2021-08-06T00:00:57-05:00
5 03, 2021

TRPN News

2021-08-06T00:01:09-05:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 7 | March 2021 TRPN News! The Regional TRPN Leadership team met on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday! “Oh, the places you’ll go!”, one of his most famous quotes, is the thought behind planning for students in the TRPN grant. Amanda Longtain and Lindsey Phillips, TEA, shared experience opportunities and college and career advising tips. TRPN Ad Hoc Committee Meets On March 10, 1876, Alexander Gra-ham Bell conducted a successful ex-periment with the telephone. This breakthrough, during which he uttered his famous directive to his assistant, Thomas Watson, “Mr. Watson — come here — [...]

TRPN News2021-08-06T00:01:09-05:00
4 03, 2021

Virtual Field Study Initiative: A•L•A Summer Teacher Externships

2021-08-06T00:01:21-05:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 7 | March 2021 RGV LEAD Continues Planning Virtual Field Study Initiative: A-L-A Summer Teacher Externships “Living in a Virtual World!” It sounds like a song title, but the reality is that, until the pandemic is completely under control, many of RGV LEAD’s programs will live in a virtual world! As is the case in the Academic Leadership Alliance (A•L•A) Summer Educator Externship Program. RGV LEAD and the A•L•A planning committee met to discuss what a virtual externship might look like for participating school districts. Educators will continue to meet with business employers like they [...]

Virtual Field Study Initiative: A•L•A Summer Teacher Externships2021-08-06T00:01:21-05:00

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