Denise manages educational and community programs for Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. She coordinates the Center’s K-12 programming by developing teacher workshops and professional development institutes abroad. She leads the development of new curriculum in collaboration with faculty, K-12 educators and artists in order to enhance and internationalize the K-12 curriculum. She also instructs pre-certification teachers in a unique service-learning course in the Teacher Preparation & Certification Program, Education in a Diverse Society. In addition, she is the Coordinator of the Américas Book Award, an award sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.
B.A., Reed College, Spanish, 2000
M.A., American University, International Communication, 2005
M.B.A., Tulane University, Global Management, 2015
Senior Program Manager for Educational & Community Programs, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, 2006-
Coordinator of International Communication, American University, 2003-2005
- “Bringing Global Literature into the K-12 Classroom,” October 21, 2020. National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), Austin, TX.
- “Confronting Educational Lessons on Afro-Latin American Histories for K-12,” April 30, 2017. Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Lima, Peru.
- “Indigenous Rights: Teaching Global Citizenship and Sustainability,” November 14, 2015. National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), New Orleans, LA.
- “Bringing Brazil & Portuguese into the K12 Classroom,” May 24, 2014. Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Chicago, IL.
- 2012. “Using Children’s Literature to Explore Latin American/Latino Cultural Heritage.” Washington, D.C.: Américas Award Teacher Workshop in collaboration with Teaching for Change.
- 2011. “Performing Carnival: Connecting Culture, History, and Language.” Denver: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
- 2009. “Going Bananas: A Look at Global Economy in Latin America.” International Studies Schools Association, Tampa, FL.
- 2009. “Sequins and Beads: Reviving Latin America in the Social Studies Classroom.” Presented at Louisiana Council for the Social Studies, Baton Rouge, LA.
- Organizes & coordinates community outreach events sponsored by the Stone Center on campus and in metro-New Orleans area.
- Acts as principal liaison with K-12 educational community locally and nationally.
- Manages the development, implementation and analysis of periodic surveys and other evaluation tools.
- Curates and maintains the Latin American Resource Center lending library collection and supervises its operations and staffing.
- Organizes and executes academic year and summer professional development programs for K-16 educators including planning, advertising, recruitment of participants, coordination with all departments on campus
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