Center for P-16 Initiatives' Rosina Valle named 2019 McBee Fellow
Jayme Blaschke | November 1, 2018
Rosina Ruiz Valle, associate director of the Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State University, has been named a Frank McBee Jr. Fellow for 2019 by the Austin Area Research Organization (AARO).
AARO, a non-partisan nonprofit organization of 110 business and civic leaders from Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet and Caldwell counties, focuses on long-term challenges and solutions to enhance the economic and social well-being of all Central Texans.
Valle serves as the coordinator for Caminitos Collaborative, an initiative at Bonham Prekindergarten School with the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD), and serves as programming manager for campus guided tours and summer camp groups at P-16.
"I am excited about participating in roundtable discussions with other McBee Fellows on the various issues that we face in our rapidly growing region," Valle said.
Valle holds a B.S. in education from Texas State, an M.A. in education from Sul Ross State University and her Ph.D in school improvement from Texas State. She served SMCISD for more than 35 years in several capacities including educator, reading specialist, community partnerships and early childhood coordinator.
"Dr. Valle's leadership, knowledge, and experience in SMCISD, Texas State University and non-profit organizations in Central Texas will make her an excellent fit for the fellowship position," said Michelle Hamilton, director for P-16 Initiatives.
The McBee Fellows program is a rigorous, 13-month program for civic leadership development. The fellowships offer exceptional Central Texas leaders first-hand, practical experience working with regional civic entrepreneurs on a variety of public policy issues to improve the long-term economic and social quality of life for all Central Texans.
The fellowship is designed to seed Central Texas with leaders who think regionally and act as stewards for the greater common good. During the program year, fellows actively engage with many of the region’s most influential business and community leaders through AARO committee and membership meetings. In addition, each Fellow meets regularly with two AARO mentors throughout the year. AARO carefully selects the mentors for each Fellow to maximize their growth as leaders and enhance the quality of the Fellowship experience.
About the Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State University
The mission of the Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State University is to improve college readiness and increase the level of educational attainment for underserved students in Central Texas through research, educational partnerships and programs.