Mónica Byrne-Jiménez is executive director of the University Council for Educational Administration and associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education.
“My research on the relationship between identity and leadership among Latinx leaders has an impact on our understanding of educational leadership, broadly, and Latinx leadership — both individual and community — specifically. It is important for all leaders to know how and from whom they learned leadership across their lives. Our understanding of leadership reflects deeply held values that are rooted in family and community. These need to be explored as both sources of strength and new knowledge that can improve the way leaders engage with and respond to communities of color in schools and districts. It is also essential in supporting Latinx leaders and creating more inclusive systems in K-12 and higher education.”