Coral Springs and Parkland Educators Receive Grants to Develop Bilingual Literacy

Read the 2023 Conmigo Bilingual Educator Grantees. Jennet Dorado, Megan Hager, Madeleine Resires, Ana Quiroga, Dennis Sikorsky, Sarah Valentin.

By Sharon Aaron Baron

The Kemper Foundation recently announced the winners of a $3,000 bilingual literacy grant to 20 Miami-area elementary school teachers, including five Coral Springs Parkland educators.

As part of the Read Conmigo program, teachers were recognized for their dedication to developing bilingual reading and writing skills. This grant will help improve learning opportunities for Latino and Hispanic students with a focus on strengthening dual language skills.

Coral Springs Parkland winners include Yenet Dorado of Ramblewood Elementary School. Megan Hager, Westchester Elementary School. Madelene Recires, Riverglades Elementary School. Ana Quiroga, Denise Sikorski, and Sarah Valentin from Ramblewood Elementary School.

This grant is specifically tailored for public and charter elementary school teachers who teach in Spanish and English bilingual classrooms. The funds can be used for a variety of purposes, including the procurement of educational resources, tools and teaching materials that facilitate the development of bilingual competence.

In addition, the grant supports teacher professional development, enabling teachers to enhance their teaching methods and stay abreast of the latest research and best practices in bilingual education.

The Read Conmigo program Kemper Foundationserves as a catalyst for developing bilingual literacy and creating equitable learning opportunities for students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

By recognizing the valuable role educators play in shaping the minds of young people, this program aims to strengthen the foundations of language acquisition and promote the academic success of Latino and Hispanic students. purpose.

The Kemper Foundation encourages educators to take advantage of the upcoming grant cycle scheduled to begin on May 25th for the Fall 2023 semester. For more information on the application process and eligibility criteria, please visit: Read the official Conmigo program website.

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