In honor of Dr. Miguel Alvarez' dedication to the research and education of culturally and linguistically diverse students, the TexLER Committee is proud to be offering the 2nd Dr. Miguel Alvarez Research Award to one graduate student whose TexLER presentation topic embodies Miguel's innovation and drive to progress equity for all students.
Who can apply?
Educators who have accomplished outstanding goals with marginalized students and/or young scholars that come from marginalized backgrounds and have accomplished outstanding goals in their carriers are eligible to apply for this award.
Deadline to apply: June 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST
The Award will be presented at the Closing Ceremony on Saturday, October 4, 2019. The recipient must be in attendance in order to receive the award.
Dr. Miguel Alvarez, a doctoral graduate from the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at UTSA, dedicated his life to educational equity. His dissertation, entitled “The Role of Language in Students’ Reading Trajectory: Exploring a Summer Reading Enrichment Program,” is an example of action research designed to improve the quality of education for language minority students, especially in the area of literacy. Alvarez was hooded at a special ceremony in September 2015. Sadly, he passed away on November 25, 2015. He was buried with full military honors. A personal essay of his was published posthumously and can be read here: http://amaejournal.utsa.edu/index.php/amae/article/view/287/223
Pictured above are Miguel with his wife, Aracely, and two sons, Miguel Alejandro and Andre. Photo courtesy by the Alvarez family.
Congratulations to last year's Dr. Miguel Alvarez Research Award recipient!
Angel Tellez Tula is an MA English Teacher. His family were immigrants, crossing the border seeking education and better opportunities. He studied preschool and some academic years in Elementary school at the state of Pennsylvania. He pursued his BA. in Mexico. In 2013, he obtained a degree in teaching English as a foreign language. Meantime, he was doing his BA, he helped his indigenous community by teaching English to all levels.
He has a master´s degree from the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) in Educational Technology. Furthermore, and at the present time, he is studying his master’s degree at (BUAP) Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla English teaching. He has been a National and International speaker in Veracruz, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Puebla, Paris and Texas.