August 19, 2008
For immediate release
Ingrid Salamanca, a Ph.D. candidate at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, participated in the 7th Annual Holmes Scholars Summer Institute at the UNLV College of Education in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 10-14. The Holmes Scholars Program supports doctoral students from membership institutions in their development as educational leaders, researchers, and faculty. The Holmes Scholar Summer Institute offers scholars the opportunity to engage with national educational leaders and policy makers. The work of the Holmes Partnership and the earlier Holmes Group has been critical to educational reform and public initiatives, research, and building a cadre of faculty of color for the higher education community.
“I found the overall experience invaluable and rewarding,” Salamanca says. “The sessions were all informative and we had the opportunity to network with scholars and faculty of color from throughout the country. While the content of the sessions were beneficial and helpful, what I enjoyed the most from this experience was the opportunity to interact with talented men and women of color who are in leadership positions in institutions of higher education. I left the summer institute feeling inspired, hopeful, and fortunate in having been able to experience this unique opportunity.”
Ingrid Salamanca is a doctoral student in the Special Education Disabilities and Risk Studies emphasis in the Department of Education. She received a Master of Science in Education, emphasis Special Education, from California State University Fullerton in 2000. Her school-based teaching experiences include serving as an elementary resource specialist. Her professional teaching experiences include serving as a teaching assistant for two CLAD (Cultural Linguistic Academic Development) courses for inservice teachers; and serving as a co-instructor for ED 270H Language, Culture, and Learning in the UCSB Teacher Education Program. Research interests include teacher professional development, problem-based learning, and bilingual special education.
[Ingrid Salamanca is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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