*I know I’m extremely late posting November’s feature and I completely apologize to you all. Sometimes life throws you a couple of curve balls but I’m back in the game now. 😊*
As you’ve seen from past features, it’s all about women who give to the community in ways that make a huge difference to the people they help. For this reason, I’m so proud to introduce to you November’s “Woman Who Knows…” I’ve known her all of my life and I’m very excited to feature her on my blog. Her name is Maribel E. Ojeda and she’s one of the smartest people I know.
Affectionately known as Mari, she went to Adelphi University for her undergrad in Sociology. There, she was inducted into the National Honor Society, also, in Sociology. (Wow! What a great honor that must have been.) She went to Drexel University for graduate school in their curriculum and instruction program. That’s an impressive scholastic resume if you ask me.
Here’s a little more about Maribel:
- Received her teaching certification from the state of Pennsylvania- 2007
- Is an Adult Education Professional- 2010
- Member of PAACE– 2010
- Member of COABE– 2010
- Seasoned Teacher and Instructional Coach- 2013
- Educational Data Analysis and Strategic Planner -2013
- Member of Adult Numeracy Network– 2013
- A Board Member at Federation of Neighborhood Centers -2015
- Featured in a newsletter along with her mentor
- Maribel is also a writer. You can find some of her work on mathematics and the adult education in her LinkedIn profile.
This list is impressive. It shows me that Mari wants to make a difference in any way she can. But wait, there’s more! She created the new website for The Center for Literacy where she’s currently employed and was recently promoted to Director of Accountability and Program Evaluation. Way to go Mari!
On a more serious note, her work at the Center for Literacy is what made her stand out from the whole group of outstanding women I was considering for the “Woman Who Knows…” feature. Education is very important in order for you to have a chance in this world. Maribel and the Center for Literacy help those seeking to continue their education through GED preparedness, tutoring, their ESL (English as a second language) program, Family Literacy, and many other beneficial programs. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, you can do so here.
Thank you Mari for all that you do!