Associate Professor and Director of the Educational and Policy Leadership Doctoral Program in the School of Education, Hofstra University
Nominee: Antonia Darder
Mónica Byrne-Jiménez is an associate professor and director of the Educational and Policy Leadership Doctoral Program in the School of Education at Hofstra University. Her research focuses on Latina/o identity and school leadership, the role of faculty diversity on doctoral student experiences, the leadership for English Language Learners, and professional development. Before joining the faculty, she worked in a number of urban settings, including as a K-6 bilingual teacher, Even Start coordinator, and trainer for the Accelerated Schools Project. She is coauthor of Developing Effective Principals Through Collaborative Inquiry. Her work has appeared in the Leadership and Policy in Schools Journal, Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Diversity and Equity, Handbook of Urban Educational Leadership, Abriendo Puertas, Cerrando Heridas: Latinas/os Finding Work-Life Balance in Academia, and Voices in Urban Education. Dr. Byrne-Jiménez holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies/Sociology from Columbia University, an M.A. in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is president-elect of the UCEA, and board president of the Community Training and Assistance Center.