Profile: Roberto Zamora
Dr. Zamora currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Organization and School Leadership. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s degree in Secondary Education/Supervision and a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Biology and Minor in Chemistry from The University of Texas, Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.
Dr. Zamora’s possesses extensive experiences in public education. He served as a junior and high school science teacher, elementary school principal, junior high and high school assistant principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and superintendent. At the regional level, he served as Director for Administrative Services at Region XX Education Service Center in San Antonio, Texas, Deputy Executive Director for Instructional Services and Executive Director of the Region One Education Service Center in Edinburg, Texas. At the state level, he served as Executive Assistant to the Associate Commissioners for School Accreditation and Program Evaluation and as Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of Education
Dr. Zamora capitalizes on his vast public school experiences to relate theory and research to practice. He teaches courses that focus on organizational leadership, instructional leadership and change. His students’ learning experiences are enhanced by engaging with exemplary schools leaders who share their experiences and add relevance to the course work. His research areas of interest include the impact of organizational health on student achievement, the relationship between leadership on change and student achievement, and effective practices in high performing, high poverty schools.