Latino Education Summit 2015

Awardee & Keynote Bios

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Opening Keynote Address
Representative Dan Ramos
Ohio House of Representatives 
District 56 - Lorain County

2015 "Premio La Cumbre" Recipient
Dr. Luis M. Proenza
President Emeritus
University of Akron

Afternoon Keynote Address
Victor B. Sáenz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Educational Administration
The University of Texas at Austin


Agenda & Best Practices Presentations

 — 2015 Ohio Latino Education Summit — 
— Friday, March 6th — The University of Akron —

“Exploring School Counselor Advocacy in the Career Development of Undocumented Latino Youth”

Cassandra A. Storlie, Ph.D., Kent State University
Click here to view Dr. Storlie's presentation aid



“Strategies to Engage Families to Support Education”
Zulayka Ruiz and Carlos Alvarado, Esperanza Inc.


“Northern Kentucky University Latino Programs and Services:
Latino Student Success: Destino Educativo 2020”
Leo Calderon, M.P.A., and Miriam Kannan, Ph.D.


“Bridging the Gap Between the Hispanic Community and Health Care:
New Medical Spanish Programs atThe University of Akron”
Parizad Dejbord Sawan, Ph.D., The University of Akron


“Ensuring Equal Opportunity in Education for Hispanic Students”
Meena Morey Chandra, J.D., U.S. Department of Education / Office of Civil Rights


“What Parents Should Know About the Educational Rights
of Students With Disabilities or Limited English Proficiency”
Katie Feldman, J.D., and Deborah Dallman, J.D., The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Click here to view Feldman and Dallman's presentation aid 


“Addressing the Impact of Parental Deportation on
Latino/a Students’ Post-Secondary Educational Goals”
Luis Fernando Macias, The Ohio State University


“English Language Learners: Reaching Every K-12 Student Through Formative Instructional Practices”
Mary Peters, Ph.D., and Carol Harper, Battelle for Kids


“Student Success Isn’t Just About Completion”
Esther C. Kraft, Cuyahoga Community College
Click here to view Kraft's presentation aid 


“Our Nation’s Need for Hispanic Nurses”
Helen Boehlefeld, B.S.N., R.N., National Association of Hispanic Nurses:
Northeast Ohio Chapter / Akron Children’s Hospital


“Ohio’s Educational Options PreK-12th Grade: Quality Schools”
Lorna McLain, School Choice Ohio


“Leveraging Resources: Top Ten Tips for Educators,
Counselors, Administrators and the Communities That You Serve!”
Gina Weisblat, Ph.D., Erik Porfeli, Ph.D., and Sergio Garcia,
Vice President Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of the Northeast Ohio Medical University


 “Preparing Hispanics for STEM Careers”



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