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Alumnus Jose Espinal named Wake County’s Assistant Principal of the Year

Jose Espinal (M.S.A. ’14) has been named the 2017-18 Wake County Assistant Principal of the Year. Espinal is assistant principal at Enloe High School in Raleigh, where he has worked in the role for four years. Before that, he taught visual arts at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh and at West Charlotte High School. He has worked in education for 12 years. Read more here.

Latin@/x Research Hub hosting Skype Lecture Series

The Latin@/x Education Research Hub is hosting a Skype Lecture Series, starting with Glenda Flores, associate professor of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine, on Oct. 27. Flores will discuss her new book, “Latina Teachers: Creating Careers and Guarding Culture.” The talk will be at 2 p.m. in Peabody 02. For updates, you may follow the LERH on Facebook at

Publications, presentations, etc.

Lora Cohen-Vogel, with colleagues at Vanderbilt University and the Fort Worth Independent School District, published "Partnering for Improvement: Improvement Communities and Their Role in Scale Up" in the Peabody Journal of Education.

Sean Hernández Adkins, doctoral student in Cultural Studies and Literacies, designed and led a training on Sept. 30 for volunteer tutors on the SAT. The UNC Asian Student Association provides free tutoring to Karen and Burmese refugees in Chapel Hill over the course of seven weekly sessions. The training also included a presentation on tutoring non-native English speakers and common cultural differences of people from Burma (led by Sarah Brown, UNC-BEST '15).

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Friday, Oct. 27

Glenda Flores Talk
Peabody Hall, Room 02

Career Development Events for graduate students

The following events are offered by the Graduate School. Prior registration is often requested. Register at

10/10: Career Self-Assessment: Values and Skills
2-3:30pm, Graduate Student Center

10/11: Global Grads Networking
3:30-5pm, Graduate Student Center

10/18: CV/Cover Letter Careers Beyond the Tenure Track
3-4:30pm, Graduate Student Center

10/19: Academic Career Pathways Panels
10:30am-3pm, check in at Carolina Union “Aquarium Lounge” (3rd Floor)

11/2: Learning to Network and Interview Successfully
10am-1:30pm, Graduate Student Center
Please register by 10/30 at

11/8: Prepare for the Fair
2:30-3:30pm, Hanes 239

11/14: NC Master’s/PhD Fair
12-4 pm, UNC Friday Center

11/15: Policy Career Pathways Panel
10am -12pm, location TBD