About Immigr8

Cultural Competence & Well Being

Cultural understanding is key
to student academic success

Where a student originates from matters, as that identity shapes how they interact with US customs and practices. Building educator competency in culture and country norms supports the global students overall well being.

Immigr8 is designed to build capacity in
educators who work with global students.

Self-Service Features

Pre-designed frameworks allow for ease of access and quicker completion of reviewing student records.

We know you are busy and instant access means you save time and students are placed quickly and efficiently. The top represented immigrant countries are accessible through the self-service features.

The Immigr8 Way

We know you are busy and instant access means you save time and students are placed quickly and efficiently. The top represented immigrant countries are accessible through the self-service features.

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Diversity

Diversity drives positive change. We are a nation built on immigrants, that is to be celebrated, always.

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Access

We believe affordable solutions are necessary so all schools have access to the support they need to bring the change they want to see.

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Capacity

We believe that educators have the capacity to make positive change with all students. Building capacity in others establishes long term sustainability.

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Humanity

When we work together as one human race, the world becomes a better, safer place. 

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Well Being

We believe that emotional, physical, and psychological well being are the foundational components to academic achievement. 

About Sandy

Dr. Benavidez has been responsible for massive programming efforts in the areas of mental health, school counseling, and school safety. In this capacity she has served 1.4 million students across 300 school districts. She is a lifelong learner whose mission is to change the world one educator at a time.

She has a passion for foreign education and has written two books that address the strife, journey, and academics of foreign-born students.

This work has been recognized in a variety of capacities at both the state and national levels. She has extensively researched global education practices, alignment, and cultural practices throughout her career.

Dr. Benavidez’ work in overseeing transcripts and supporting with newcomer student efforts comes from her background as a bilingual teacher, counselor, lead counselor, counseling consultant, counselor coach, and director of guidance and counseling. 

Dr. Benavidez is an executive board member at the All Things Made New (ATMN) non-profit organization, where she oversees all mental health initiatives. The mission of the ATMN organization is to provide mentorship, character development, and life skills training for at-risk youth to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. The ultimate goal of All Things Made New is to motivate middle school and high school students to be goal oriented with strong character as they grow into adulthood.

Additionally, she is an executive committee member on multiple education boards focused around College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR).  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Master’s degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. 

Founder of Immigr8
Dr. Sandra Benavidez

Resource Dashboard

User-friendly interface with information on over 23 countries

Transcript Review

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