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Summer Principals Academy NYC and NOLA
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Hector Joshua Galindo

B.S in Pre-Medical Biology from the University of Texas-Pan American in 2010. Joshua, a Teach For America alumni, began his career in education in the Lower Rio Grande Valley over four years ago. He has taught Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Systems. Joshua is currently the 9th grade Biology teacher & Science Department Head at Mercedes Early College Academy, an early college high school in south Texas that prepares students from underserved communities for success in college and citizenship through a unique partnership with South Texas College. Joshua is responsible for the supervision of all instructional programs within his department, evaluating lesson plans and assessments, and observing classes on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies consistent with research on learning and development. Joshua aspires to become a school leader dedicated to creating an environment where innovation and risk-taking play a fundamental role in fostering educational change.