Friday, April 11, 2014

Si Se Puede Foundation recognizes English faculty as Educator of the Year Honoree

The Si Se Puede Foundation recognized Chandler-Gilbert Community College English faculty Jean Schloeman as an Educator of the Year Honoree on April 5 at the 14th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Educators of the Year awards dinner.

Schloeman’s passion for literacy has led her to teach at several colleges and universities for more than 20 years. She is a conscientious instructor who cares about her students and is committed to service-learning principles.

Connected to Si Se Puede through Melinda Rudibaugh, Schloeman had her English 081 and 091 classes complete 424 hours of service learning in the fall 2013 semester to the Si Se Puede Foundation’s adult literacy program and another 480 hours in the spring 2014 semester.

She is most interested in meeting the needs of the immigrant and refugee populations, providing parents with the skills to communicate with the community and schools. Her passion and interest led to her being appointed as director of Si Se Puede Foundation’s emerging English and Adult Literacy program.

"I'm very honored and surprised, honestly, to be selected for this recognition," said Schloeman. "Alberto is doing such great work and I'm excited to be a part of that. We will be able to provide opportunities that allow all immigrants to succeed in their new homeland."

Schloeman earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Grand Canyon University and a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University.

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