Eileen Santiago, a fall graduate of Broward College’s Teacher Education Program who now teaches in the Exceptional Student Education program at Hollywood Park Elementary School, has been named one of the recipients of Univision’s 2012-2013 Un Maestro Especial (A Special Teacher) Award.
Upon landing her position at Hollywood Park Elementary, Santiago saw the need for additional resources in her classroom and began researching mini-grants and awards to obtain them. In her first year, she wrote three winning mini-grant proposals, said Julia Vattiato, associate dean of Broward’s TEA and EPI programs, has asked Santiago to return to the college to teach our current student teachers how to locate and write grant proposals to provide supplemental resources for their classrooms.
Santiago, a graduate of Miami Jackson High, will return to Miami-Dade County to receive her award at Univision’s 11th annual Una Maestro Especial Awards luncheon on May 17 at the Miami Lakes Technical Center. She also will be honored with an on-air profile of her and her accomplishments.