Dr. Melissa Chavez, associate vice president and the superintendent of the University of Texas Charter School System, will discuss best practices in alternative education programs at a DDCE Lecture Series event on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m. at the Texas Union (UNB, Santa Rita Room).
Her discussion will explore the importance and role of education in residential programs as well as the core principles of education of students in residential treatment facilities. She will also talk about the challenges facing students in residential facilities.
Chavez has more than 20 years of experience in pre-K-12 education and higher education. She currently serves in the Children’s Commission work group, which is charged with creating a Best Practices/Implementation Guide on the education of children and youth placed in residential treatment.
The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 13.