NVC Faculty Member Selected for Haiti Teacher Fellow

Congratulations to Melinda Zepeda of Northwest Vista College’s English department. She has been been named a Haiti Teacher Fellow for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Sponsored by The UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, the Haiti Teacher Fellows Program is a fund, year-long fellowship for high school and community college teachers doing the 2020-2021 school year. This program aims to enhance teacher expertise in the history and understanding of Haiti, as well as to provide opportunities for teachers to collaborate on developing curriculum and materials about the Caribbean country.

Melinda said her “goal in participating in the program is to gain a stronger understanding of the relationship between the African diaspora and Latinx culture so that I can help our students address anti-racist ideas in our Mexican and Mexican American cultures. I’ll be developing a writing assignment/module to integrate into the ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1302 course for the Fall 2021 semester.”


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