2014 UT Dallas Chess Educator of the Year Award Ceremony at the University of Texas at Dallas is scheduled for February 25, 2014, in the Eugene McDermott Library.
Elizabeth Tejada is this year’s honoree and the featured speaker. As commissioner of the Florida Scholastic Chess League and Title I Chess Coordinator in the Miami-Dade School District, she has helped coordinate chess in almost 200 schools with many thousands of students participating.
During the ceremony, Tejada will speak on the importance of using Title I funds and chess to boost academic excellence. She will cover program-specific information for schools implementing a Title I Chess Program. This includes how resources are allocated for purchasing materials, establishing a Title I facilitator, parent participation, and technical support. Miami Dade is the fourth largest school district in the US with 392 schools and 345,000 students.
“My son Erick was part of a chess team which gave me drive to immediately start working with local resources in the community and to participate in different chess tournaments. It was the start of a great passion that has led me here,” said Tejada.
The event is open to the public. The reception begins at 6:15p.m.in the McDermott Suite. The awards ceremony lasts from 7- 8p.m. A light buffet will be provided. For more information, please call James Stallings at 972-883-4899. To attend and receive parking directions, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.