15 04, 2021

Norma Salazar Shares Her Story

2021-10-28T10:28:57-05:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 8 | April 2021 Norma Salazar Shares Her Story The African proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child ” couldn’t be truer – nobody truly succeeds on their own without others impacting their lives in some way. ~ Norma Higher Education Educator of the Year WHEN I HEARD our keynote speaker at the RGV LEAD Conference, Mr. David Leal talk about his former teacher, Mr. Reyna, from Brown Middle School in McAllen, it took me back to a story I recount every Christmas about Mr. Reyna, who also happened to be my [...]

Norma Salazar Shares Her Story2021-10-28T10:28:57-05:00
5 04, 2021

Norma Salazar Named Higher Education Educator of the Year

2021-08-05T23:57:23-05:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 8 | April 2021 Higher Education Educator of the Year Norma Salazar, Texas State Technical College “You never know the impact you can have as an educator on the lives of a child and their family.” ~ Norma Salazar  It was a moment filled with great pride and admiration for Norma Salazar, Director of the Office of Student Success at Texas State Technical College, when Sonia del Angel from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, declared that Norma was selected as the RGV LEAD Postsecondary Educator of the Year. It Takes a Village to [...]

Norma Salazar Named Higher Education Educator of the Year2021-08-05T23:57:23-05:00
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
26 02, 2021

Yvonne Chamblin Shares Her Story

2021-10-28T12:50:55-05:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 6 | February 2021 A Word from the RGV LEAD Teacher of the Year   The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today. ~  Francis of Assisi  Yvonne Shares Her Story Thank you RGV LEAD for this award recognition. With the brief time, I can spend with you this morning, I’d like to give you a glimpse into my classroom and teaching style. I express to my students that there are three goals to achieve success in my class: to be passionate, follow through with the process, and be [...]

Yvonne Chamblin Shares Her Story2021-10-28T12:50:55-05:00
24 02, 2021

Best Practice from RGV LEAD Academy of the Year La Joya Health Science Academy

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

Vol. 2, Iss. 6 | February 2021 RGV LEAD is proud to present a monthly “Best Practice” from the 2020-2021 Academy of the Year recipient, La Joya ISD Health Science Academy Professionals & STEM. The information was submitted by Guadalupe Chavez, La Joya ISD, Academies Director Educational (pictured left.) Career Exploration Best Practice #1 Career Exploration Initiative(s):  It is the goal of the Academy of HSP & STEM to graduate high school students with confidence in their strengths, a strong sense of purpose, and a clear pathway to a meaningful career that is well matched to [...]

Best Practice from RGV LEAD Academy of the Year La Joya Health Science Academy2021-08-06T00:06:05-05:00
16 02, 2021

Teacher of the Year Goes to Yvonne Chamblin

2021-08-06T00:08:54-05:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 6 | February 2021 And Teacher of the Year Goes to Yvonne Chamblin! The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today. ~Francis of Assisi This year’s RGV LEAD Regional Teacher of the Year is Yvonne Chamblin from PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM ECHS in Pharr ISD. She is a graduate of the PSJA Class of 2003 and The University of Texas-Pan American Class of 2006 where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. She is petite and quiet, but her teaching style can move mountains. She joined her [...]

Teacher of the Year Goes to Yvonne Chamblin2021-08-06T00:08:54-05:00
29 01, 2021

La Joya ISD Academy of Health Science Professions & STEM Receives Rio Grande Valley Academy Excellence Award

2021-10-28T13:30:54-05:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 La Joya ISD Academy of Health Science Professions & STEM Receives Rio Grande Valley Academy Excellence Award At AHSP & STEM, we are a family that works together with mutual respect and understanding to achieve a common goal: Success for all students. ~ LeAnn A. Herrera  The Rio Grande Valley Academy Excellence Award honors a secondary campus that exemplifies innovative school reform focused on transforming teaching and learning, and business and community engagement. The Academy of Health Science Professions & STEM, from La Joya ISD, under the leadership of Principal LeAnn [...]

La Joya ISD Academy of Health Science Professions & STEM Receives Rio Grande Valley Academy Excellence Award2021-10-28T13:30:54-05:00

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