Maria V. Gonzales, the district’s current Texas Literacy Initiative Director and former Bilingual Director, has been selected to receive this year’s Distinguished Bilingual Educator Award from the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the Texas Association of Bilingual Educators. Ms. Gonzales will be honored at the 20th Annual RGV-TABE Conference on January 19 at the South Padre Island Convention Center. Congratulations to Ms. Gonzales on earning this outstanding acknowledgement from her Valley colleagues.