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Region 3 Comprehensive Center (R3CC)

Providing technical assistance to state educational agencies to improve outcomes and close achievement gaps


Our Advisory Board

The Region 3 Comprehensive Center has a diverse Advisory Board,made up of experts from each territory, representing a variety of educational perspectives, fields and levels. We are grateful to have each of the following educators on our Board.

Puerto Rico

State Department of Education

  • Yanira Raíces, Interim Secretary
  • Angel Toledo, Undersecretary of Academic Affairs
  • Damarys Varela, Operations Manager

Office of Regional Education

Ricardo Pitre, Regional Superintendent (Mayagüez)


José Cardona, Director, School Carmen D. Ortiz

Institution of Higher Education

Josue Hernández, Vice President of Professional Programs, University of Puerto Rico

Business and Community Stakeholder

Aida Díaz, President, Transforming Leadership and Management Institute

U.S. Virgin Islands

State Department of Education

  • Dionne Wells Hedrington, Commissioner
  • Victor Somme III, Assistant Commissioner

Local Education Agency

  • Ericilda Ottley-Herman, Superintendent, St. Croix District
  • Stefan Jurgen, Insular Superintendent, STTJ District


  • Sharon Richardson, Principal, STTJ District
  • Lorretta Moorehead, Principal, STX District

Institution of Higher Education

Karen Harris Brown, Dean, School of Education, University of the Virgin Islands

Business and Community Stakeholder

Margarita Benjamin, President, USVI PTSA