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The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development welcomes you

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development welcomes you

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development welcomes you!

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development welcomes you!

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development welcomes you!

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development welcomes you!

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development welcomes you!

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development welcomes you!


Partnerships

The Bexar County School Board Coalition is comprised of all school districts in Bexar County. The Coalition provides professional development and governance training with the goal of improving the educational welfare of Bexar County Public Schools.

 

Contact Us

UTSA Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez
Durango Building 4.226
San Antonio, Texas 78207
 
Phone: (210) 458-3068
Email: nancy.jones@utsa.edu


For general questions or to request information please send your name, email and questions/information request to nancy.jones@utsa.edu


We look forward to hearing from you and will get back to you as soon as possible!

Advisory Council

The Center is governed by an Advisory Council that directs its initiatives and programming. The Council is comprised of UTSA faculty, superintendents, school board trustees, and community leaders. The council meets semi-annually in order to provide the overall direction for the Center and to ensure its effectiveness.


 

Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development Advisory Council


Community Members 


Mrs. Romanita Matta-Barrera 

President, Fluent Strategies Group

 

Mr. Bobby Blount

President Board of Trustees, Northside ISD 

 

Mrs. Vanessa Lacoss Hurd

CEO, San Antonio Children's Museum  


Mrs. Celina Pena

Chief Program Officer, Accion Texas 

 

Mrs. Katie Reed

Vice President Board of Trustees, Northside ISD


Mr. A.J. Rodriguez

Executive Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, Zachary Holdings, Inc.


Mrs. Mary Beth Williamson

Advisory Board Member, Young Women's Leadership Academy, San Antonio ISD

Former Member, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board


Superintendents & Public School Administrators 


Dr. Ivonna Gonzales

Principal, Harmony Hills Elementary, North East ISD

 


Dr. Linda McAnelly

Superintendent, Devine ISD


Dr. Eddie Rodriguez

Principal, Early College High School, Harlandale ISD


Dr. Brian Woods

Superintendent, Northside ISD   


UTSA


Dr. Bruce Barnett

Department Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies


Dr. John Folks

Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Retired Superintendent, Northside ISD


Dr. Margo DelliCarpini

Dean, College of Education and Human Development


Dr. Mariela Rodriguez

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies


Dr. David Splitek

Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Former Superintendent Lackland ISD

 



 

Steering Committee

Welcome

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development was established in 2009.  Housed in the College of Education and Human Development, the Center focuses on contemporary issues related to P-20 educational leadership, policy, and providing professional development opportunities. 

Across the P-20 spectrum, educational institutions are being charged with providing successful educational experiences to increasingly diverse student populations while operating in the context of increased accountability and competition for scarce resources.

Our mission is to:



The Center is governed by a steering committee and the Dean Of the College of Education and Human Development.

About Us

The Center is located at the University of Texas Downtown Campus, Durango Building, 4.122.


Associate Director:

David Thompson

210.458.6821

david.thompson@utsa.edu




David P. Thompson is professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where he served as chair from 2006-2012.  He received his B.S. (Physical Education), M.S. (Educational Administration), and Ph.D. (Educational Administration) from Texas A&M University. For his doctoral dissertation, titled "Job Satisfaction: A Synthesis of Research in the Educational Administration Quarterly", David received outstanding dissertation awards from both Division A (Administration) of the American Educational Research Association and the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. 

David is in his 25th year in public education, having served as a mathematics teacher and golf coach in the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, a high school assistant principal in Spring Independent School District, and a faculty member and department chair at both UTSA and Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Among other offices, he has served as President of the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Chair of the Law & Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, co-editor of the Education Law Association's School Law Reporter, and member of the Editorial Advisory Committees of West's Education Law Reporter and the Texas School Administrator's Legal Digest. In 2008, David was named an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.

David has authored or co-authored over 90 publications, and his works have appeared in such journals as West's Education Law Reporter, the Journal of School Leadership, Educational Administration Quarterly, and the Texas School Administrators' Legal Digest. He is co-author of Professional Responsibility for Educators and the Texas Code of Ethics (2nd ed.) (Omni Publishers, 2011).