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TWU BESO hosts first North Texas Area Summer Leadership Day

Group photo of event attendees.

BESO (Bilingual Education Student Organization) had some busy summer happenings! The TWU BESO hosted North Texas area universities to share some insights in job interviews, expectations, and networking for students. Twenty-one students from four different North Texas universities took part in the July 7 event. 

Dr. Patsy Sosa-Sanchez, visiting assistant professor and BESO faculty advisor, led the organization's officers in the planning of the event. Three leadership workshops provided valuable insight to the field of teaching in bilingual classrooms for the attendees. Dr. Esther Garza, associate professor at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, provided students with information on the sustainability of bilingual education in the state of Texas. Liz Garza-Garcia, TWU alumna, visited with the BESO students and shared her experiences while attending TWU and taking on a leadership role with BESO. Denton ISD principals Dr. Lesli Guajardo, Paul Martinez and Lorena Salas shared with students how to prepare for interviews and what principals are looking for in teacher candidates.

The goal of the leadership day was to provide the BESO students an opportunity to network with other university bilingual students and support each other as they prepare to teach linguistically and culturally diverse populations in the state of Texas.

The group of BESO students from the University of North Texas, Texas Wesleyan University, Tarleton State University at Fort Worth and Texas Woman’s University ended their day with an afternoon of bonding and bowling at the University Bowling Lanes in Denton.

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