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Supporting English Learners Through Research-Informed Praxis
Our March 2023 Project MALES Webinar will focus on supporting English Learners in the K-12 system through research-informed praxis. This webinar is based on research by Dr. Martinez and Dr. Spikes for a journal article and is the focus of Project Male’s soon-to-be-released Policy Brief.

Mar 23, 2023 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. David G. Martinez
Assistant Professor @University of South Carolina
Davíd G. Martínez is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policies in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. He has worked extensively in traditionally marginalized, LatinX, and Indigenous communities as an advocate, researcher, and educator. Prior to pursuing his professorship, Davíd was an educational administrator in northern Illinois, and a middle school and high school educator. Davíd earned his doctorate under the mentorship of Professors David C. Berliner, Margarita Pivovarova, and Sherman Dorn at Arizona State University.
Dr. Daniel Spikes
Assistant Superintendent @Lufkin ISD
Dr. Daniel Spikes serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services for Lufkin ISD. Dr. Spikes previously served as a tenure-track faculty member at Iowa State University (ISU) for four years. His research interests focused on racial disparities in educational outcomes and the policies and practices of school districts, schools, and school leaders that serve to perpetuate and/or ameliorate these disparities. He also focused on the professional development of adult learners on critical consciousness and how this development contributes to the improvement of educational experiences and outcomes for all students. After his four years at ISU, he was extended an opportunity to serve in the same capacity at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) where he taught before moving to Lufkin.