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Northeast Times | September 22, 2021

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Marie Mendoza Elected ACET Regional Director

Marie Mendoza Elected ACET Regional Director

Marie Mendoza, director of world languages for Irving ISD, was elected to a two-year term as regional director of the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) at the organization’s fall conference last week in Corpus Christi. She represents Education Service Center (ESC) Region 10.

As a regional director, Mendoza is responsible for coordinating the ACET scholarship process, recruiting members, maintaining a mailing list and disseminating pertinent information, securing facilitators and presenters for conference sessions and assisting with local arrangements if a conference is held within the ESC 10 area.

That isn’t the only exciting opportunity Mendoza has taken on lately.

She attended a meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on Education Excellence for Hispanics on Sept. 3 in San Antonio. As a follow-up, she submitted a piece on the Newcomer Academy, which may be featured as an example of innovative practice in the education of Hispanic students.

In addition, Mendoza, Special Education Coordinator Amber Dollar and MacArthur High School graduate Manuel Cabellero trained teachers and administrators from across the country at the 3rd Annual Dual Language Institute in Antigua, Guatemala, in July. For two weeks, they worked in public and private schools, consulting with educators and participating in leadership development training sessions. They had the opportunity to speak with the Vice Minister of Education.

Mendoza joined Irving ISD in April 2013. This is her 25th year in education, her 10th as a program director. She has also overseen English Language Learner and prekindergarten programs.

Photo: MacArthur High School graduate Manuel Cabellero, Irving ISD Director of World Languages Marie Mendoza and Special Education Coordinator Amber Dollar trained teachers and administrators at the 3rd Annual Dual Language Institute in Antigua, Guatemala, in July.