Dr. Jeannett Manzanero
Dr. Jeannett Manzanero is director of the Dr. Kathryn W. Davis Global Education Center and for 14 years adjunct professor of Sociology at Palm Beach State College. She is a blue ribbon panel member of the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (C.C.C.I.E.), in that role she was consulted to advise the White House Task Force on New Americans on their comprehensive action plan for President Obama. In December 2015 she was a panelist at the National Immigrant Integration Conference in NY. For the last 5 years, she has served as an advisor for the E.Q.U.A.L. student club at PBSC. She is also a member of the Florida Immigrant Coalition and the Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County. In the 1990’s she established the “Amigos de por Vida-Friends for Life” Pk-5 public charter school in Houston. She served as a trainer of Facilitative Leadership (bilingual) and Teams in Action for the Interaction Institute for Social Change. Dr. Manzanero, completed the National Service Executive Leadership program at the Presidio Leadership Center in San Francisco, Conflict Resolution trainer program from the National Center for Community Mediation, and America Reads trainer from the Northwest Educational Regional Laboratory. In the mid 1990’s she was a member of the Texas Education Agency’s Adult Education Professional Development and Curriculum Consortium and managed a national and state Literacy AmeriCorps program for the City of Houston READ Commission. She has extensive experience in research and program evaluation of Bilingual, ESOL, Migrant, Immigrant and Refugee K-12 programs which she gained as a specialist at Houston Independent School District in Texas. In the 1980’s during her post-graduate studies at the University of Denver, she co-authored two sociology peer-reviewed journal articles and made presentations at various national and international conferences.