"The Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship is a two-year, cohort-based program that identifies exceptional leaders in the educational excellence and equity movement, facilitates their dynamic growth, and strengthens their collective efforts to dramatically improve public schools, especially those serving low-income children and communities.", John Taylor.
The rigorous selection process consists several interviews where the candidates outline their initiatives and accomplishments that support their core values and philosophy for education. Dr. Garcia mentioned that through this fellowship, he will be a voice in educational policy and best practices at the national level, and bring back knowledge to continue to enhance Vanguard Academy.
The full news article from the RGV Guardian Online News Service and details from the Pahara-Aspen Fellowship are posted on the links below.
Taylor, John. “Vanguard Academy Superintendent Selected for Prestigious Fellowship.” Rio Grande Guardian, Rio Grande Guardian, 8 June 2018, riograndeguardian.com/vanguard-academy-superintendent-selected-for-prestigious-fellowship/.