Hi, my name is Luis Valentino. I am a cause in the transformation of public education. You can reach me at luis@valentino.org

Luis Valentino's Bio:

My name is Luis Valentino, Ed.D. and I am  a goals driven Executive with more than 25 years of leadership and managerial experience and a proven track record and ability to lead large scale initiatives focused on; student achievement, financial management, human capital strategy, facility master planning, accountability and assessment, and policy and governance. Informing my work has is the knowledge and strengths I have developed over my career.  They include,

  •  Education Code
  • Federal and State Regulations
  • Practices of Leadership
  • Technological Advancement
  • Administrative and Board Policy
  • Funding for Education
  • Relationship Building
  • Long Term School Reform
  • Standards Based Programs
  • Budget Management
  • Program/Project Management
  • Common Core Standards

Luis Valentino's Experience:

  • Superintendent at Albuquerque Public Schools

  • Chief Academic Officer at San Francisco Unified School District

  • Director, School Services at Los Angeles Unified School District

  • School Principal at Los Angeles Unified School District

  • Faculty at School Management Program, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Science

  • Lecturer at UCLA, Graduate School of Education and Information Science

Luis Valentino's Education:

  • UCLA

    Doctor of Education
    Concentration: Education Leadership
  • Pepperdine University

    Master of Science
    Concentration: Education leadership and administration
  • California State University, Los Angeles

    Master of Arts
    Concentration: Instructional Technology
  • University of Texas, at Austin

    Bachelor of Science
    Concentration: Communications
  • Columbia University

    General Studies
    Concentration: General Studies

Luis Valentino's Interests & Activities:

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Respecting the Individual, interview, May 12, EDCAL Magazine, 2006 Isn’t It Time To Change Education: From The Inside Out?, featured, Vol. 10 Iss. 8, California Educator, 2006 Vintagesnowboarder: An Adult’s guide to Snowboarding, Publish America, Baltimore, MD, 2006 The Teaching Profession: A Workbook, Valgar Institute, Los Angeles, CA 1999 Author, Time to Dance La Bamba (English translation to La Bamba), Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles, CA, as performed in the feature film, Cousins, 1989 ALAS Summit, Human Capital Development, 2014 SXSWedu Conference, Implementation of a Digital District, 2012 CALSA Conference, Leadership Development in Urban Districts, 2010 United Teachers Los Angeles Leadership Conference, The STULL Evaluation Process, 2006 California State University, Los Angeles, Leadership Conference, The Principalship, 2005 California Department of Education Summit, California New Teacher Project, 1995 California Media and Library Educator Association Conference, Video Production in Education, 1992 AWARDS, DISTINCTIONS, and AFFILIATIONS • Member, Center for Leadership and Educational Research, 2012 - present • Member, Council of Great City Schools, 2012 - present • Member, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, 2010 - present • Founding Member, Institute for Language and Education Policy, 2008 - present • Outstanding Leadership Award, United Teachers Los Angeles, 2005 • Friend of Parents Award, School for Parents, LAUSD, Los Angeles, CA, 2005 • Outstanding Partner Award, Reading to Kids, Los Angeles, CA 2004 • Leadership Recognition, MALDEF, Los Angeles, CA 2003 • Founding Member, Venezia Foundation, 2000 - 2009 • Member, Association of California School Administrators, 2000 - present • Member, California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators, 2000 - present • Advisor, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Senate Bill 1X, Teacher Accountability, California Standards for the Teaching Profession, 1999 • Outstanding Drama Award, California Media Festival, California Media and Library Educator Association, Los Angeles, CA 1998 • Member, Bowie Alumni Association, 1980 - present