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Manuel Alemán presenting his “Once Upon a Time ...” creative storytelling workshop.                                       Photo by Andrew Onyshchuk
Manuel Alemán presenting his “Once Upon a Time ...” creative storytelling workshop.                                       
Photo by Andrew Onyshchuk
by Emmanuel Patiño Gómez

Father, Leader And Teacher
Maestro Manuel Alemán, teacher/bilingual parent liaison for Evanston/Skokie School District 65, presented his, “Once upon time…” creative storytelling workshop at the 3rd Forum Conference for Hispanic Parents on Oct. 17 at Oakton School. The event hosted local Latino families, children and service agencies. Conference presenters included District 65 administrators, teachers and parents as well as science professors from Northwestern University.

Mr. Alemán, originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, earned a master's degree in international administration from Central Michigan University. A lifelong teacher, he has worked in education both in Mexico and the United States. In 2005, he joined District 65’s bilingual education team. Since then, he has contributed to educational leadership programs, adult basic education, and self-published several Spanish children’s books which are illustrated by his sons, Daniel and Norberto. “Motivation is a critical factor for Latino student success. Families and students must know they can never give up.”

At the recent Latino Leadership Awards ceremony, Maestro Alemán delivered an inspirational speech to attendees about community participation. He also presented the Family and Community Service Award to Erika Martinez Picazo, a graduate of the Parent Leadership program he facilitates for District 65 Spanish-speaking parents.  Manuel stated, “Parents are our children’s first teacher. We must be role models for them. Through education, we learn we can make a difference.”

Anyone with news about Latino people, events and stories to share with the Latino community is invited to contact the Club Éxito/Success Club Latino News Team at 847-866-5916 or email:

Padre, Lider y Maestro
Manuel Alemán, maestro/enlazador bilingüe para padres en escuelas de Evanston y Skokie distrito 65, presento su, “Erase una vez…” taller de narración de cuentos creativo en el 3er foro de conferencias para padres Hispanos el octubre 17 en la escuela Oakton. El evento hospedó familias latinas, niños y agencias de servicio. Los presentadores de la conferencia incluyeron los administradores del distrito 65, maestros y padres al igual que profesores de ciencia de Northwestern University.

El Sr. Alemán, originalmente de Guadalajara, México, obtuvo su maestría en administración internacional en Central Michigan University. Un maestro de toda la vida, ha trabajado en educación en México y  los Estados Unidos. En el 2005, se unió al equipo de educación bilingüe del distrito 65. Desde entonces, él ha contribuido a programas de liderazgo educativos, educación básica de adultos, y publicó varios libros para niños en español los cuales son ilustrados por sus hijos, Daniel y Norberto. “La motivación es un factor crítico para el éxito de los estudiantes latinos. Las familias y estudiantes deben de saber a nunca rendirse.”

En la reciente ceremonia de premios de liderazgo para latinos, Maestro Alemán dio un discurso inspirador a la audiencia sobre la participación comunitaria. También presentó el premio de Servicio a la Comunidad y Familia a Erika Martínez Picazo, una graduada del programa  Liderazgo de Padres que él facilita para los padres de habla Hispana del distrito 65. El Sr. Alemán declaró, “Los padres son los primeros maestros de nuestros niños. Debemos de ser modelos a seguir para ellos. A través de la educación, aprendemos que podemos hacer una diferencia.”

¿Alguien que tenga noticias que le gustaría compartir con la comunidad latina? Por favor comuníquese con Club Éxito Latino News Team al 847-866-5916 o correo electrónico:, con información sobre nuestra gente latina, eventos e historias que podamos compartir con nuestra comunidad.

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