May 10, 2017 at WAHS Library, Door #1
Dr. Lourdes Ferrer
Growing up in a
disadvantaged family in Puerto Rico, Lourdes soon learned that education was
the way out of the poverty cycle.
- In 1990, she
moved to the United States. It was then that she had to overcome enormous
financial, linguistic, and cultural barriers to pursue the American Dream.
- Dr. Lourdes
specializes in academic and non-academic issues regarding English Language
Learners, Hispanic and African American students and families. She covers a
wide range of topics that include cultural competency, achievement gaps between
ethnic groups, parent empowerment, culturally relevant instruction, college and
career readiness, etc.
Read Dr. Ferrer's full bio here.