The McAllen Monitor, McAllen, TX – June 30, 2014
IDEA principal Joán Sotero Alvarez – a first-generation immigrant from Rio Bravo, Mexico – knows first-hand the struggles that many underprivileged Rio Grande Valley students face when it comes to education. Alvarez overcame the odds to become a school leader. He was selected by Raise Your Hand Texas to attend a distinguished leadership institute at the Principal’s Center for Education at The Harvard Graduate School of Education. Alvarez believes his participation in the program will provide him a unique opportunity.