Lucille Barrera

Houston,Texas

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Welcome! The topics below will describe my background, work, and interests ....read on.


Education and Teaching Experience

I was born and raised in Pharr,Texas. I have two parents who taught my two sisters and me a lifetime of rich morals and values. Having these values instilled in me, has made me the person I am today. I could have never asked for more from my parents. As I reflect on my upbringing, I am convinced that these imbedded qualities are demonstrated through my everyday life. I graduated from Pan American University in Edinburg,Texas. I recently received my Master's of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston. My present position is Elementary Science Specialist for Houston ISD.


Interests

I am interested in attracting minority students and girls to science and math. Several years ago, I created and implemented the Scientist of the Month Program at West University Elementary School. This program focuses on minority scientists including women, who are "real-life"scientists and who serve as excellent role models for our youth. Many minority students and girls do not have a role model that they can relate with. This program is an effective and excellent way to attract our minority youth and girls to science and math. I give thanks to CRPC and SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) for assisting me in creating this program.

At present, I work in the Curriculum Department for HISD as Elementary Science Specialist. My primary role is to provide the district's elementary teachers with professional development in science teaching.


I am thankful to CRPC'S GirlTECH program for teaching me how to make a homepage. Special thanks to Susan Boone, Judy Woods, Cynthia Lanius, Barbara Christopher and Debbie Campbell, for all their patience, support and dedication to GirlTECH .


Email: lubar@cs.rice.edu or lubar80789@aol.com

Last update: September 21, 2001

This page was developed through GirlTECH '97, a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation-funded Science and Technology Center.

© June 1997 Lucille Barrera

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