UMass Boston



Lucia Mayerson-David

Project ALERTA and TAG Founder Lucia Mayerson-David worked at the University of Massachusetts Boston for four decades before her passing in December 2011. At the Institute for Learning and Teaching (ILT), she developed and participated in several programs that have defined the urban mission of this university, especially within the Boston Public Schools. Specifically, Mayerson-David designed and directed model K-16 intervention strategies for Latino and other under-served students, such as the Talented and Gifted (TAG) Latino Program, Project ALERTA, GEAR-UP, the Teacher Development Collaborative, and Teach Boston. Mayerson-David was a member of several inter-collegiate committees and served as chair of the Latino Coalition, a group actively involved in the development of an agenda linking the university to the Latino community. She also was a member of several educational and political committees at the local and state level, including Governor Deval Patrick's Extended Teaching and Learning Time Subcommittee, and she served as vice president of OISTE, the Massachusetts Latino political organization. Mayerson-David taught at both UMass Boston and Boston University. She studied economics at the University of Chile, earned a degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts, and an MEd in psycho- and socio-linguistics from Boston University. She also completed advanced studies in second language acquisition and bilingual education at Boston University.


The Talented and Gifted (TAG) Latino Program | Project ALERTA

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