Dr. Jose Cardoza

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Dr. Jose Cardoza

Dr. Jose Cardoza is the co-founder of the newly-created professional learning network DPS Latinx and serves as a committee member for DPS’s Strategic Plan Goal 3B recruiting and hiring team. As a former English learner (EL) himself and now EL current practitioner, he is aware of challenges language learners face in public schools. Since he is passionate about working on possible solutions to help these students, his research interests include bilingual education, social justice, and educational leadership. Jose received his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 Sonia Marquez

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Sonia Marquez

Ms. Sonia Márquez is the co-founder of the newly-created professional learning network DPS Latinx and serves on a committee for DPS Strategic Plan Goal 3B, which seeks to recruit and retain excellent personnel of Hispanic/Latino origin. First generation college graduate, Ms. Márquez has personal experience with cultural and social issues that our own students face in DPS, from language learning to immigration issues, to navigating honors courses and understanding financial aid. Ms. Márquez has over 15 years experience in migrant education and students with interrupted formal schooling (SIFE), teaching speakers of other languages (TESOL), and reading education K-12. She currently serves as a school administrator with Durham Public Schools.