UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Carmen Foster interviews Executive Committee candidate Mónica Byrne-Jiménez.
Candidate Bio: Mónica Byrne-Jiménez, Associate Professor, Hofstra University earned her Ed.D. in Education Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Before joining the faculty, she worked in a variety of roles in several urban public school settings. She was co-developer of the Northeast Consortium for Superintendent Leadership Advancement for early career superintendents. Her current research projects include a national study of Latina/o school leadership, the role of faculty diversity on student experiences, and an evaluation of a special education leader preparation program. Her scholarly interests include leadership development for principals and superintendents, the intersection of ethnicity/identity in leadership, professional development as a vehicle for school improvement, and the role of facilitators in fostering adult learning. She has authored or co-authored numerous scholarly publications.
Mónica has been an active member of UCEA since 2006. She is the Point/Counterpoint editor for the UCEA Review and is on the editorial board of JCEL. She has been instrumental in the development of the Latina/os in Research SIG helping to bring together Latino faculty from UCEA institutions. She was on the 2011 Convention planning team in Pittsburgh, PA. As a member of the Hofstra University team involved in the FIPSE/UCEA grant on “Preparing Leaders to Support Diverse Learners,” she co-developed a learning module on “Leadership for English Language Learners.” Most recently she became a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice at Duqesne University.
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