Project MALES will be hosting our last plática of Fall 2021 on Monday, November 15th from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. CDT in room 2.814 of the George I. Sánchez Building (SZB). We have the amazing honor to be joined by David Lopez, M.Ed., who will be discussing how to build positive relationships with students and what we can do to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.
Currently, David Lopez is proudly serving Austin LBJ High School as the Lead Assistant Principal. David earned his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Arts in Education from Texas State University. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Education from Abilene Christian University. David’s career of service began with the Navy during Desert Storm, transitioned into a 22-year tenure as a police officer where he held ranks as an SRO, Detective, Sergeant, and Chief of Police. While serving as a Sergeant, he recognized the most effective way to keep youth out of prison was to influence the classroom. With that in mind, David began his 18-year career in education starting at Austin Akins High School. After 10 years, he transitioned into administration within Martin Middle School, Ojeda Middle School, and Del Valle High School where he served as an Assistant Principal.
Pláticas are held monthly during the academic year and highlight faculty and community leaders whose work centers and/or impacts boys and young men of color through research and practice.
Food will be provided from 5:00 – 5:30 P.M. CDT. We invite all UT students, faculty, staff, and community members to join us.