Cheryl E. Tate, a recent transplant from Flint, Michigan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Public Administration, Teachers certifications K-8 all subjects, K-12 Special Education – Emotionally Impaired endorsement and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership-School Administration from Western Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan- Flint.
For 30 years, she worked in the Flint Community Schools’ district starting as an elementary and secondary education teacher in both general and special education classrooms before moving into administration positions. She held administrative roles as a high school Assistant Principal and Principal before moving into central office as the Executive Director of Secondary Education then retiring in June of 2016.
Cheryl E. Tate serves as the Career Coach-Pathways in the newly established Bilingual Education Center. In that role, she is committed to assisting, mentoring or coaching all students as they complete their coursework here at MVC to increase student retention, completion and transitioning into a (4) year university or the world of work especially students who are interested in teaching as an ESL or Bilingual teacher. She also believes that college students still need support and guidance as they overcome any barriers that prevent them from completing.
Kenya Ware joined Mountain View College in May of 2018 as the Senior Manager of the Bilingual Education Center Title V Grant. Before joining Mountain View College, she attained more than two decades of experience as an educator. She also has over 15 years of grant experience.
Kenya Ware holds two Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degrees from Southern Illinois University and a Masters of Business Administration from Amberton University.
The goal of the Bilingual Education Department (BEC) is to increase the number of students entering the Bilingual Teacher Education Career Pathway and to assist them with degree plan completion.
Brittany Turner is a Dallas native, graduating from Nimitz High School in Irving, Texas. After graduating high school in 2004; Brittany received a collegiate basketball scholarship to attend Southwestern Christian College where she received her Associate of Science degree and Texas Wesleyan University graduating with a B.S. in Kinesiology. Before coming to Mountain View College, Brittany was the Site Coordinator for the Fort Worth After School program in Fort Worth, Texas for eight years. She now serves as the Program Services Coordinator here at Mountain View College working under the Social Sciences Division in the Bilingual Education Center. Brittany’s goal in her role is to empower people and transform the community, providing critical student and staff services, while achieving student success and building community partnerships. Her favorite quote by Pat Riley is, “Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude”.
Scott Hamilton has been with DCCCD for the three years starting as an adjunct professor at the El Centro campus and then came to Mountain View to work with the Dual Credit program before joining the BEC as a Research Associate.
He holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from Texas State University and is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Texas working on his dissertation in sociology with a focus on stratification and digital sociology. He has a decade of experience in education and higher education, working as an instructor and other capacities around student success and achievement. His aim at MVC is to be proud of the quality and effectiveness of the programs and opportunities that are provided for our students.
Mireya is a Dallas native, graduating from Adamson High School in Oak cliff. After graduating high school, Mireya became a certified Cosmetologist, practicing cosmetology for about eight years in Dallas. Shortly after, Mireya began working in the IT field for nine years where she managed IT projects and billing. As an active participant and President of the PTA in DISD, Mireya began working in the Dallas Independent School District as an administrative assistant for three years. Now, transitioning to Mountain View College, Mireya is the administrative assistant for the Bilingual Education Center. She hopes to assist Mountain View College and the Bilingual Education Center achieve their goals of empowering people and transforming the community.