Monday, August 26, 2013

Alex Schultz, Doña Eulalia Award Recipient

In then early 19th Century when mission lands were transferred from the church to state, Fr. Zalvidea of Mission San Gabriel Arcangel "set aside" 14,000 acres for Doña Eulalia Pérez de Guillen.  The land was known as Rancho El Rincon de San Pascual.  She received this as an acknowledgment of her dedication to those at the mission.  

Every year Latino Heritage recognizes members of the community who have shown continued and deep dedication to the work that we do. 

This year we recognize  Alex Schultz who has been involved with the Latino Heritage Parade & jamaica since 2004.   

Alex is the lead teacher for the Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA) at Pasadena High School. VADA is an art based program that targets at-risk students and is comprised of a team of teachers who plan integrated projects together and provide student support. 

Using information from a presentation by one of our members VADA Alex has students research additional information that is pertinent to the theme of the Parade & jamaica for that year.  They then produce a variety of cooperative and individual projects that are part of the Parade. 

Alex grew up just outside of Denver, Colorado and attended the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has a Bachelors degree in fine arts with an emphasis in photography, a Bachelors degree in biology, and a Master’s degree in education administration. He has taught art classes to students from Pre-k through adults and just started his 20th year of teaching.

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