Lehman Alumna Answers ‘Five Good Questions’ on PBS Blog Series

Jeanette BetancourtLehman alumna Jeanette Betancourt (B.A. Speech Pathology & Audiology, 1978), Vice President for Outreach and Educational Practices at Sesame Workshop, will be featured on the PBS Engage blog series “Five Good Questions.” The blog regularly features a PBS celebrity or insider and asks visitors to send in questions to be answered the following week.

Dr. Betancourt is responsible for the strategic branding and delivery of domestic and international outreach initiatives. She works collaboratively with several Sesame Workshop divisions to assure that content, language and educational strategies are appropriate for diverse ethnic and cultural groups. Some of the programming Dr. Betancourt has overseen includes the animated series Sagwa, the Chinese Cat and Dragon Tales.

Her latest project is called “Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change.” Premiering April 1 (check local listings), the show is part of Sesame Workshop’s “Talk, Listen, Connect” initiative to help families and children dealing with military deployments and combat-related injuries. Prior to joining Sesame Workshop, Dr. Betancourt was the Director for Project Visiones, a bilingual vocational training program for Latino childcare professionals at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. She received an M.A. from Hofstra University, an M.S. from St. John’s University, and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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