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Belize Cohort


Erica Aguilar

Ms. Aguilar earned a master's degree in TESOL and teaches in three departments, covering English, reading composition, TESOL and ESL. Her areas of interest are ELL and bilingual education as well as children's and young adult literature.

- Erica Aguilar
Lecturer, Languages Department, University of Belize
Meilssa Bradley

Ms. Bradley earned a master's degree in educational leadership and is a teacher in the Belize District. Her areas of interest are writing instruction at the elementary and secondary level.

- Melissa Bradley
Teacher, Belize District
Odelia Caliz

Ms. Caliz earned a master's degree in PreK-12 education and serves as an education officer in Belize. Her areas of interest are teaching reading and writing to diverse populations and the implications of multiple languages and cultures on literacy practices in schools.

- Odelia Caliz
Education Officer, Ambergris Caye

 

Mirian Codd

Ms. Codd earned two master's degrees, one in literacy development and one in early childhood education. Her areas of interest are early and emergent literacies and writing instruction/pedagogy.

- Miriam Codd
Education Officer, Belmopan
Tayna Flowers_Gillett

Ms. Flowers-Gillett earned a master's degree in TESOL and is an 11th and 12th grade teacher of English language and English literature. Her areas of interest are critical literary and using culturally relevant texts to improve reading.

- Tanya Flowers-Gillett
Teacher, Belize District
Yvonne Howell

Ms. Howell is coordinator of teacher education in the Ministry of Education in Belize. Her areas of interest are language acquisition, digital literacies and multilingualism.

- Yvonne Howell
Teacher Education, Belize City
Liz Hulse

Ms. Hulse earned a master's degree in secondary education and TESOL. She is an education officer in Belize City. Her areas of interest are literature and writing.

- Liz Hulse
Education Officer, Belize City
Ray Lawerence

Mr. Lawrence earned a master's in social science with a concentration in testing and measurement from Galen University in Belize. He is the principal of Stann Creek Ecumenical College (secondary level) in Dangriga Town. His areas of interest are reading assessment and instruction.

- Ray Lawrence, Sr., J.P.
Principal, Dangriga Town
Darlene Lozano

Ms. Lozano earned a master's degree in educational leadership and is an early childhood education officer in Belize. Her areas of interest are oral language development at the preschool level and reading assessments.

- Darlene Lozano
Education Officer, Belize City
Gaudencio Mucul

Mr. Mucul earned a master's degree in TESOL and is a lecturer at the University of Belize. His areas of interest are bilinguialism and multiliteracies.

- Gaudencio Mucul
Lecturer, University of Belize
Rashid Murillo

Mr. Murillo earned a master's degree in education and teaches primary school. He is interested in culturally-appropriate children's literature.

- Rashid Murillo
Teacher, St. Johns Anglican School
Denise Neal

Ms. Neal earned a master's degree in TESOL and also adjuncts Composition I and II at the University of Belize. Her areas of interest are creative writing at the primary levels, TESOL and reading assessment.

- Denise Neal
Principal, Belize City
Orissa Ramirez

Ms. Ramirez earned a master's degree in TESOL and teaches primary school in Belize City. Her areas of interest are reading assessment at the primary level.

- Orissa Ramirez
Teacher, Belize City
Ruth Reneau

Ms. Reneau earned a master's degree in educational leadership and teaches English language and literature. Her areas of interest are reading assessment and intervention and ESL.

- Ruth Reneau
Teacher, Belize City
Tanesha Ross

Ms. Ross earned her master's degree in elementary education. She serves as the deputy chief inspector of the schools in Belize. Her area of interest is reading assessment.

- Tanesha Ross
Deputy Chief Instructor, Belize City
Ana Savery Brackett

Ms. Savery-Brackett earned a master's degree in social science and educational testing and measurement. Her areas of interest are reading assessment and instruction.

- Ana Savery-Brackett
Teacher, Dangriga
Eulallo Torres

Mr. Torres earned a master's degree in TESOL and is a lecturer at Galen University. His areas of interest are bilingualism and multiliteracies

- Eulalio Torres
Lecturer, Galen University
Gwendolyn Usher

Ms. Usher earned a master's degree in youth guidance and is a principal at a primary school in the Belize District. Her areas of interest are bilingual education, ESL and discourse.

- Gwendolyn Usher
Principal, Belize District
Debroah Williams

Ms. Williams earned a master's degree in TESOL and serves as the head of the English department where she teaches 11th and 12th grade English. Her areas of interest include reading assessment and writing pedagogy at the secondary level.

- Deborah Williams
Teacher, Punta Gorda
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