TIEC Welcomes New Director of Finance and Operations

After moving to Austin last year with her family, Thembie Chiromo was waiting for TIEC to walk into her life. TIEC’s new Director of Finance and Operations has had a long and passion-filled career in non-profit finance and operations, and brings a depth of experience with public and private donor grants and contracts to the organization.

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Liz Holliday
TIEC Celebrates 5th Year for Uruguay Fulbright Commission Teaching Group

On February 2, TIEC welcomed the arrival of 24 Uruguayan elementary and secondary public school educators through the Uruguay Fulbright Commission under the Educator Exchange Program. The program is designed to provide the Uruguayan educators with a professional development program in the United States, and the group spent much of their program shadowing teachers in the Austin and Liberty Hill Independent School Districts during their time here in Austin.

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Liz Holliday
TIEC Welcomes 18th Cohort of Korean Teachers in Longstanding Training Program

Thanks to the Korean American Education Commission (KAEC) Kim is currently in Austin to gain knowledge and resources. The KAEC program at the Texas International Education Consortium includes five weeks of teaching methods and on-site residencies in Texas public schools. However as a rural teacher, it is the networking with the 27 other program participants that she was most looking forward to.

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Liz Holliday
TIEC Receives STEM Grant with Texas State and Lamar University from Exxon Mobil’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund

This month, the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC), along with the Universidad Politecnica de Guanajuato in Mexico (UPG), Texas State University (TXST), and Lamar University (LU), received funding from the Exxon Mobil 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund to develop a pilot engineering boot camp/study abroad program. The project aims to prepare an increased number of STEM graduate students for employment in today’s globalized workforce.

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Liz Holliday