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NABE Deputy Executive Director, was among Special VIP Recipients at the Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon

from NABE

On Friday, Oct. 26, NABE's very own Nilda Aguirre, Deputy Executive Director, was honored as one of the national award recipients along with labor activist and Medal of Freedom recipient Dolores Huerta, Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, Board Member Cesar Moreno Perez, and other distinguished community leaders who were recognized by the Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County at the fourth annual Hispanic Leadership Awards Luncheon benefiting Hispanic Student Scholarships of Palm Beach County Schools. NABE was especially proud of Nilda Aguirre who is deserving of this high recognition. Nilda is an internationally recognized dual and English Language practitioner and a gifted and talented instruction expert. She has taught and directed education programs in several school districts across the country and has also provided educational services for several countries in Europe, China and Latin America in the areas professional development and instructional leadership in Bi and Dual Language Education. Nilda has been the NABE premier Conference Administrator and has worked diligently with the Board and Executive Director to oversee the steady growth, development and progress of NABE over the past several years.

The Luncheon was well attended by many other dignitaries including the Honorary Consul General of Mexico in Miami, Horacio Saavedra, who took great pleasure in presenting the special "Hispanic Education Award" to Dolores Huerta who was the first Latina to be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1993 and was the originator of the phrase, "¡Sí se puede!" which Barack Obama translated into English for his presidential campaign phrase, "Yes, we can."

She has received a number of honors, including the United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights in 1998 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. Huerta was also the subject of a documentary on PBS, "Dolores," which chronicles her life.

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