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Elvira Puig Barrera

Elvira Puig Barrera, American Counselor, therapist, educator. License professional counselor; licensed marriage & family therapist; licensed chemical dependency counselor. Named Distinguished Alumna, Incarnate Word College, 1983; recipient Spurgeonaward Boy Scouts American, 1985, Merit award, 1986, Growth award, 1986, International Professional and Business Women's Hall of Fame, 1995.

Background

  • Barrera, Elvira Puig was born on December 11, 1943 in Alice, Texas, United States. Daughter of Carlos Rogers and Delia Rebecca (Puig) Barrera.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Incarnate Word College, 1971. Master Counseling and Guidance, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, 1978. Specialist degree marriage and family therapy, St. Mary's University, 1989.

    Career

    • Teacher, Edgewood Indiana School District, San Antonio, 1965-1974;teacher, Dallas Indiana School District, 1971-1972;teacher, Northside Indiana School District, San Antonio, 1974;educational consultant, Region 20-Education Service Center, San Antonio, 1974-1979;career education coordinator, San Antonio Indiana School District, 1979-1984;counselor, San Antonio Indiana School District, 1984-1991;family coordinator, C.A.T.C.H. Project, University Texas Health Science Center, Houston and Austin, 1991-1994;counselor, Austin Indiana School District, 1994-1997;district transition counselor, Austin Indiana School District, 1997-1998;vice principal, San Antonio Indiana School District, since 1998. Consultant Small Business Administration, 1981, United States Office Education, Washington, 1981-1982, Texas Education Agency, Austin, 1979-1980. Consultant, writer San Antonio Indiana School District and Texas Education Agency, 1985.

      Consultant to various education publications.

    Membership

    Chairperson career awareness exploring division Boy Scouts American, 1982-1987. Member American Association Marriage and Family Therapy, San Antonio Hash House Harriers (treasurer 1990-1991), Incarnate Word College Alumni Association (advisory board 1990-1995), St. Mary's University Alumni Association (vice president Austin alumni chapter since 2003), The Harp and Shamrock Society Texas, Delta Kappa Gamma (Kappa Beta chapter Second vice president 1982-1984, 1st vice president 1986-1988, secretary 2005-2006, president 2006-2010, parliamentarian 10-).

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocation: running.

    Connections

    • 1 child, Dennis Lee Junior.
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    Born December 11, 1943
    (age 74)