Participants

NLERAP National (UT-Austin) Office

NLERAP National Director


Dr. Angela Valenzuela s a professor in both the Cultural Studies in Education Program within the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Educational Policy and Planning Program within the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin where she also serves as the director of the University of Texas Center for Education Policy.

A Stanford University graduate, her previous teaching positions were in Sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas (1990-98), as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston (1998-99). She is also the author of Subtractive Schooling: U.S. Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring (State University of New York Press, 1999) and Leaving Children Behind: How “Texas-style” Accountability Fails Latino Youth (State University of New York Press, 2004).  Valenzuela currently serves as Associate Vice-President for School Partnerships at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Valenzuela also serves as director of the National Latino Education Research and Policy Project (or NLERAP a national-level initiative that aims to improve teacher quality and the teacher education pipeline for high school youth in Texas, California, Wisconsin, Chicago, New York, and Arizona.  This work builds on the efforts and advocacy of Latino education and business leaders nationwide.

Patricia Lopez
Associate Researcher
The University of Texas Center for Education Policy
(More bio info to follow)

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NLERAP Northeast (NLERAP-NE)
Regional Director


Pedro Pedraza
Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños
Hunter College, City University of New York

 

 

 

NLERAP-NE Participants


Deborah Shanley,
Professor, Dean
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
School of Education

 

 

 

 


Vanessa Perez
Assistant Professor
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

Vanessa Perez Rosario is currently at work on a biography of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos that situates the poet as a transitional figure who bridges the historical divide between the Puerto Rican nationalist writers of the 1930s and the “Nuyorican” writers of the 1970

NLERAP-NE Participants (bios to be added soon)

Jennifer Ayala

Ofelia Garcia

Frances Lucerna

Edwin Mayorga

Carmen Mercado

Vicky Nunez

Sandra Quiñones

Luis Reyes

María Elena Torre

Mayida Zaal

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