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Leticia Romero Grimaldo

Principal Investigator and Project Director

Dr. Leticia Romero Grimaldo currently serves as co-principal investigator of the English Learner Institute for Teaching and Excellence (Project ELITE2), funded by the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of the project is to develop, implement, and evaluate tiered intervention models for students who are English language learners. Previously, Grimaldo served as the project manager for the Texas Institute for the Acquisition of Language for Learning, which assisted schools throughout the state with their programs of instruction for English language learners through technical assistance and professional development. She has extensive experience developing and providing professional development in the areas of promoting school leadership, meeting the needs of English language learners, and facilitating change in schools. She is also an adjunct professor for Texas State University–San Marcos, where she teaches master's-level courses within the Education and Community Leadership Program.


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Greg Roberts

Principal Investigator

Dr. Greg Roberts is the associate director of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. For more information, read Roberts' full bio on the MCPER website.


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Sharon Vaughn

Additional Investigator

Dr. Sharon Vaughn is the executive director of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, director of the Reading Institute, and a director of the Dropout Prevention Institute. For more information, read Vaughn's full bio on the MCPER website.