Company: Latino Education Institute of Worcester State University
Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Milagros Martinez Schettini, EdD, Consultant at Latino Education Institute of Worcester State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in consulting.
With nearly 30 years of experience to her credit, Dr. Schettini has excelled as program liaison and consultant at the Latino Education Institute of Worcester State University since 2017. She began her career as an English as a second language teacher at the Department of Education from 1994 to 2004. Concurrent to this posting, she established herself as an English as a second language professor for the PR Department of Education from 1994 to 2007 and an English as a second language instructor at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao from 2003 to 2004. She was active as an assistant professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon from 2007 to 2009 before being appointed to the role of dean for academic affairs for the medicine program at San Juan Bautista Medicine School in 2011.
Dr. Schettini continued her career as an education consultant from 2007 to 2013 before she was recruited as a faculty member at the American University College in 2013. At PRCC, she established herself as the director of education from 2013 to 2014. She contributed to the Davidson Media Group as MTA from 2014 to 2015 before serving as executive director of the Arfé Art & Education Studio from 2015 to 2017. She found success as a faculty member in the ESL graduate program at Cambridge College since 2015 and as the instructional leadership and new programs coordinator at Springfield Public Schools Massachusetts since 2021.
Before embarking on her professional path, Dr. Schettini pursued an education at the University of Puerto Rico where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English, secondary level education. She continued her studies at her alma mater, obtaining a master’s degree in education, teaching English to speakers of other languages. She concluded her academic efforts at same, graduating with a Doctorate of Education in curriculum and instruction and English as a second language in 2007 followed by a Doctorate of Education in education administration and supervision in 2009.
Beyond her responsibilities within the field, Dr. Schettini has participated in numerous endeavors outside of her professional circles. She was a board member of Igualdad and the Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Evaluación, of which she was also a founder. She held the role of president at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Inc. and volunteered at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Inc. for two years. She found success with her written work “A Qualitative Study Exploring the Perceptions of ESL College Students About The Concept Of Identity.”
In light of her impressive undertakings, Dr. Schettini has accrued several accolades throughout her career. She was presented with a commendation by the board of directors of the Puerto Rican TESOL in 2007 and recognized for her outstanding participation and contribution as an evaluator for reaccreditation process at the Consejo de Educación Superior in 2006. She received an acknowledgment from the University of Puerto Rico for the Support Given to Vocational Awareness Modules in 1998.