UTEP Alumnus training to be leader in Education Policy – El Paso Herald Post – El Paso Herald-Post

(BOSTON) El Paso native Jessica Tellez will spend the coming year developing her skills as an education leader by participating in the Massachusetts Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), run by the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy.

This program serves mid-career professionals who seek to expand their networks and build their policy and skills as a leader to move forward effective reform. The 2021-22 MA EPFP program will feature a variety of virtual sessions and workshops with prominent leaders, including former Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville.

Fellows will also hear from leaders in the Massachusetts State House and U.S. Congress to learn about the policy process firsthand. Massachusetts EPFP is one of 11 sites in the national EPFP program sponsored by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) in Washington, D.C.

“This year, more than ever, we are excited to welcome a talented group of fellows to participate in EPFP,” said Chad d’Entremont, Executive Director for the Rennie Center.

“Especially in a turbulent time like the present, the need for effective educational leadership and policymaking is clear. The 2021-22 EPFP fellows bring a wide range of perspectives and experiences to our program, and we look forward to working with them over the coming year to help fellows explore the state education policy context, develop their skills as leaders, and build their networks in the education and policy communities.”

Jessica Tellez joins EPFP as a recent graduate of Brown University’s Urban Education Policy master’s program. Jessica previously