At-Large Representative Candidates
Olga M. Escamilla, PhD has worked in adult education since 1994. She began her career in adult education as a teacher’s aide and progressively moved to GED® instructor, ABE supervisor, and in 2004 she served as the administrator of the South Central GREAT (Getting Results Educating Adults in Texas) Center for professional development. She provided coordination of regional and state-wide professional development in adult education for 10 years. She engaged in extensive collaboration with internal and external partners in the development and delivery of research-based professional development activities. As a coordinator of the professional development grant and based on her gained knowledge though prior classroom experience, she knew that assisting individuals with varying backgrounds, experiences, and learning difficulties was particularly important. She served as the COABE Region 4 Representative from July 2019 to June 2022. She currently serves as the TALAE Board At-Large Representative. She is the Chair of AALPD Since January of 2010 and serves as President Elect for TxNOSS since October 2022. Olga has been serving as a senior lecturer for the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Dr. Escamilla also currently serves as professional development specialist at Texas A&M University-College Station since 2016.