The Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Graduate Student Award is given to a graduate student who has engaged with the community through service-learning, engaged teaching, or leading or participating in community-based research.
The Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Graduate Student Award recipient will receive a $400 stipend and will be honored during the spring semester.
2018 Recipient Giselle Martinez Negrette
Giselle has devoted herself to community-based learning as one of the creators and facilitators of a teacher professional development series in the Middleton Cross-Plains Area School District, titled “Hidden Curriculum – The Latin@ Experience,” that aims to address issues in Latin@ education through a social justice lens. This series pays special attention to addressing ways to cultivate a more culturally responsive staff and improve educational disparities for Latin@s in the district.
Giselle has used her expertise as a former teacher, current teacher educator, and Latin@ education advocate throughout the curriculum development process, and her attention to the situated needs of the Middleton Cross-Plains Area School district has helped create a reciprocal community partnership practice.