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Featured Story by "Rise in the RGV": Dr. Edith Trevino

Updated: Jun 16, 2023

Rise in the RGV, by Marie Garcia

Dr. Edith Trevino, also know as "Dr. ET" is a dynamic presenter, self-taught edtech, storyteller, author, advocate of language and students, wife, mother, friend, abuela, and passionate educator who lives and teaches in the Rio Grande Valley.

Dr. ET is an immigrant from Coahulia Mexico, and as a resident alien proudly served in the United States Army Reserves. ET holds a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Bilingual Studies from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, a Master of Education degree from Sul Ross State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.

Dr. ET is co-author of "The Death of My Mexican Name" published by Rethinking Bilingual Education. In 2020, Dr. ET's guide titled "Teaching in the Time of Covid: A Toolkit for Teachers" was ranked in the top 100 for Amazon under Crisis Management.

Dr. ET's research is focused on Teacher Perceptions of Mexican Immigrant students' lived experience with border violence on the Texas-Mexico Border. Her passion and research are grounded on border life of La Frontera, bilingual education, culture, language, historical trauma and social emotional well-being, and how those lived experiences intertwine and impact education.

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Nov 14, 2022

Hi Dr. Treviño! I think that students are constantly being told that for them to succeed personally and academically, they should not give up, have perseverance, study hard, and stay in school. While these things are true, if we, as educators want to really get down to what our students need, we need to educate them on what grit is and how to use it. I think you are a terrific example of someone who has grit to get to where you are at today. I recently read an article that attributed students' grit and resilience in Defense Department schools as key factors in them scoring better than their civilian peers in national assessments in reading and math. Students should…

Dr. Edith Trevino
Dr. Edith Trevino
Nov 16, 2022
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I am super grateful for this comment, and for you sharing this article! You are on hundred percent correct, GRIT is what keeps us here!! Muchas gracias!!! Please reach out anytime ~ Dr. ET

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