Texas Southmost College
Dr. Melba Salazar has been an educator for over 40 years in secondary education at Brownsville ISD and in higher education at Texas Southmost College and University of Texas/TSC at Brownsville, Texas. She was a National Writing Project Coordinator for Project Outreach Network housed at University of California at Berkeley in California; this national post was an opportunity to think, research, talk, present and network with teachers K-16 throughout the United States. Dr. Salazar-Lucio was a lead teacher for the Department of Advanced Academics Gifted and Talented Program where she conducted professional development for Brownsville ISD for a decade. She was a visiting scholar at State University of New York at New Paltz for the Hudson Valley Writing Project. Presently she teaches at Texas Southmost College and is the education coordinator for Team Brownsville.org where she founded the Team Brownsville Escuelita de la Banqueta located at the foot of the Rio Grande River on the USA/Mexican Border. This school was located inside the Matamoros Encampment for Asylum Seekers mainly from Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Venezuela and other countries. Presently she resides in Rancho Viejo, Texas where she lives with the love of her life for over 40 years, Juan David Lucio. She has three adult children: Monica Leah, David Daniel and Erika Teresa and four precious grandchildren: BellaVida, Phoenix, Charlotte Mae and Sadie Nicol.