Alumni Updates: Nov. 4, 2020

November 04, 2020

Yanira Oliveras-Ortiz, associate professor of education and assistant director of the University of Texas at Tyler’s School of Education, is leading UT Tyler’s efforts in a project that as been awarded a $241,502 grant from the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan to help strengthen the teacher preparation program in Belize. Oliveras-Ortiz, who received a doctorate from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in curriculum and supervision, is currently involved in discussions with the Ministry of Education to determine the school system’s needs for pre-service teacher training and to implement a plan to enhance the programs.

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Last Updated November 04, 2020