Lorena Claeys

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Industry Education
Occupation Executive Director and Doctoral Student
Location San Antonio, Texas, United States
Introduction I was born in Laredo Texas and raised in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México. I moved to Corpus Christi, TX at the age of 15. I graduated from Del Mar College with an Associate of Arts Degree. I also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Masters’ Degrees in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. I taught ESL through the content areas of mathematics and science to middle level recent immigrant students at Martin Middle School’s New Comer Program entitled CALP in Corpus Christi ISD. As a coordinator and director I have managed and directed the implementation of Title III/VII, Title V and Transition to Teaching programs. Presently, my research interest as a PhD doctoral student and executive director for the Academy for Teacher Excellence at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is in the area of educator preparation. Specifically, my studies focus on protective factors, motives and assets for the purpose of designing effective interventions for the preparation and retention of minority and other teacher candidates who work with culturally and linguistically diverse students.