The Governor appointed Yanira Rices as Secretary of the Division of Schooling

The Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia, introduced the appointment of Dr. Yanira Rices Vega as the brand new Secretary of the Division of Schooling of Puerto Rico (DEPR).

That is Pierluzzi Urrutia’s fifth appointment since arriving on the Palace of Santa Catalina. Earlier than Reyes Vega, Elba Aponte, Magali Rivera, Eliezer Ramos and per week in the past Angel Toledo Lopez have been positioned in the identical chair.

Toledo López’s nomination, which triggered an uproar primarily within the Legislature, was withdrawn by the governor final Friday, when the Senate invited him to fulfill with him, anticipating that he lacked the votes to verify him. Senators from each the New Progressive Social gathering (PNP) and the Common Democratic Social gathering (PPD) had reservations in opposition to Toledo Lopez, primarily due to his feedback on social networks and his criticism of the work of then-PPD Governor Alejandro García Padilla.

Now, Pierluisi Urrutia selected Rice Vega, who has “in depth expertise as an educator, advisor and pedagogical researcher”. Raíces Vega’s title rings for the very best chair within the DEPR for the reason that departure of the present former secretary, Elba Aponte.

The designer has held varied positions within the PRDE for greater than 20 years and till as we speak served as Regional Superintendent of Bayamon. He served as Assistant Secretary for Academic Planning and Growth and as an professional in academic analysis.

Likewise, he served as interim director of the Middle for Academic Analysis and Innovation and later grew to become assistant secretary for academic change, planning, and efficiency. In 2020, he directed the executive features of the Juvenile Establishments and Reform Faculties Program.

“Dr. Raises is a pacesetter of the Division of Schooling and has collaborated on a number of profitable initiatives together with modernization and building of colleges underneath the twenty first Century Faculties Program and improvement of platforms corresponding to instructor analysis system and on-line. Report selling digitization processes within the company. As Regional Superintendent of Bayamon, in Administrative Processes He stands out for his tenacity and openness in speaking with completely different faculty communities, which I’m certain will proceed to encourage as his secretary. I emphasize that training is the pillar of group improvement and, subsequently, a precedence for my administration. For that reason, the {qualifications}, abilities to guide such an vital establishment. And I’ve appointed knowledgeable with expertise,” stated Rice Vega’s governor, who hails from a household of educators within the public sector.

Within the personal sector, Rices Vega was a college professor on the Central College of Bayamon and the College of the Caribbean. As well as, he was a lecturer on the Colegio Universitario del Este.

Dr. Reyes Vega holds a bachelor’s diploma in pure sciences and a grasp’s diploma in analysis analysis from the College of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. As well as, she holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the Inter-American College of Puerto Rico.