Ysleta ISD announced Monday that Abigail Tarango, Director of Special Projects & Strategic Initiatives, was awarded a scholarship to attend an international education conference in Brazil.
Via a news release, officials with Ysleta ISD stated, “One of the most critical components in public education today is to increase the number of women in leadership roles. That’s why the Ysleta Independent School District is pleased to announce that Abigail Tarango, Director of Speical Projects & Strategic Initiatives is 1 of only 10 female educators nationwide to receive a scholarship by the School Superintendents Associationto attend the Women Leading Education (WLE) Across Continents International Conference July 22-26, 2017, at Rio de Janeiro State University in Duque de Caxias, Brazil.”
“On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students who make up our community at the Ysleta Independent School District, it will be an honor to take part in this extraordinary, global setting,” said Tarango “To exchange best practices and ideas with my fellow educators from all over the world is a opportunity that I will cherish and make the most of, and share with my colleagues in my home district. I thank AASA and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for making this possible.”
“Abigail Tarango is among the many exceptionally talented women principals, superintendents and other district administrators who are making a positive difference in the lives of our children,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA.
“We are proud of the female educators representing AASA at an event that is certain to generate rich conversations for the benefit of our schools and students. We are grateful to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting this initiative.”
Themed “From Margins to Centers,” women educators from around the world will convene to address issues such as social justice, equity, and advancement in K-12 and higher education.
“Our primary goal is to elevate the status for all women who continue to make strides in educational leadership worldwide,” said Sharon Adams-Taylor, associate executive director, AASA, co-founder of the WLE and the network’s scholarship coordinator.