The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Education salutes alumna Karla Gandarilla for her selection as the Region 19 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year. The native of Chihuahua, Mexico, earned her bachelor’s in Bilingual Education, EC-6, from UTEP in 2011 and has worked for the Ysleta Independent School District ever since.
Julia C. Duncheon, Ph.D., assistant professor of educational leadership, brought her skills to UTEP because its educational programs emphasize equity and social justice. The native of San Mateo, California, sees the region as a great place to continue her far-reaching research into access and readiness for first-generation college students and underserved student populations.
Sang Min Shin, Ph.D., uses toys as tools and teaching aids in her student-centered classes to help future counselors unleash their creativity as they pursue careers focused on helping children and adults in need. The College of Education’s new assistant professor of mental health counseling said the power of play gives students insights into learning materials and themselves.
The College of Education welcomes Melissa Murillo-Sanchez, a 2015 Terry Scholar and interdisciplinary studies major, to UTEP.
The Clint High School graduate is one of 15 entering freshmen who earned scholarships from the Terry Foundation based on their individual outstanding character, academic achievements, leadership potential and financial need.
Dr. Ron Wagler, Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of the Living Arthropod and Environmental Education Laboratory, has been invited to speaker at the 2015 Entomological Society of America Conference in June. Dr. Wagler will present an arthropod education research study that utilized living arthropods from his Living Arthropod and Environmental Education Laboratory. His presentation will focus on a study that occurred with UTEP preservice (i.e., future) teachers that were non-science majors.
Reyes was among 21 students from Canutillo who attended the first Migrant Student Symposium Feb. 27, 2015, at The University of Texas at El Paso. The afternoon event’s goals were to encourage the seniors and juniors to envision a successful journey through higher education and to familiarize them with the campus offices that could turn their dreams into reality.