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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Aaron Aguirre-Castillo is a 9th grade Geometry teacher at Uplift Heights Preparatory in Dallas, TX. He serves as an instructional coach for first year teachers and as the 9th grade team leader. Previously, he was at Oscar Dean Wyatt High School in Fort Worth, TX where he began his career in education as a 2011 Teach For America corps member. He taught Geometry, Algebra II and AP Statistics while serving in multiple roles including Geometry Specialist, First Year Mentor, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator, and Senior Sponsor. All these opportunities inspired his desire to pursue school leadership, committing his efforts to learning and implementing the skills and competencies necessary to lead our country's high needs schools. Aaron’s goals are to learn from other educator’s experiences, and together, build on the framework and research provided by SPA to elaborate our understanding of leadership effectiveness.