Dr. Patricia L. Guerra is an Associate Professor in the Education and Community Leadership Program at Texas State University where she teaches courses in social justice leadership and culturally responsive instructional supervision and school improvement. Previous to this position she was Co-Director of the Leadership for Equity and Access Project based at the University of Texas at Austin, worked as a research associate at the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL), and served as a school leader and educator. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction and Bachelor’s in Deaf Education. Her research interests focus on issues of equity and culturally responsive schooling and leadership. In addition to her work at the University, she works with educators in the field to develop culturally responsive schools and classrooms.
Ph.D. - The University of Texas at Austin - Educational Administration M.A. - The University of Texas at Austin - Curriculum and Instruction B.S. - The University of Texas at Austin - Education of the Deaf
EDCL 5347 Understanding Environments EDCL 5339 Understanding Self ED 7364 Team Development in Education ED 7334 Models of Educational Assessment ED 7363 Curriculum Design EDA 6342 Curriculum Design EDA 5348 Supervision of Instruction EDA 5345 Understanding People EDA 6343 Continuous School Improvement EDA 6358 Integrative Seminar EDA 6388 Practicum Internship in Educational Leadership EDA 6387 Practicum Internship in Educational Leadership
Nelson, S. W., & Guerra, P. L. (2014). Educator beliefs and cultural knowledge: Implications for school improvement efforts. Educational Administration Quarterly, 50(1), 67-95.
Guerra, P. L., & Nelson, S.W. (2013). Latino parent involvement: Seeing what has always been there. Journal of School Leadership, 23(3), 424-455.
Jacobs, J., Yamamura, E. K., Guerra, P. L., & Nelson, S. W. (2013). Emerging leaders for social justice: Negotiating the journey through action research. Journal of School Leadership, 23(1), 91-121.
Guerra, P. L., Nelson, S. W., Jacobs, J., & Yamamura, E. (2013). Developing educational leaders for social justice: Programmatic elements that work and need improvement. Education Research and Perspectives, 40, 124-149. Retrieved from: http://erpjournal.net/?page_id=2978