Profile: Fernando Valle
Dr. Fernando Valle is a Rio Grande Valley native and spent over a dozen years in public education, serving students and communities as a middle school science teacher, middle and high school counselor, and high school principal in South Texas schools. He received a degree in education from The University of Texas at San Antonio and both masters’ degrees in Guidance and Counseling and School Administration from The University of Texas at Pan American. Dr. Valle also earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from The University of Texas Pan American and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. Dr. Valle currently teaches leadership in the doctoral and principalship programs and leads i3 Innovatin and SEED Federal Grants. His research agenda continues to be shaped by facets of school improvement that advance instructional leadership through the school turnaround, academic coaching, and Latina/o leadership through lenses of equity and social justice.