Last name: 
Valadez
First name: 
Monica
Institution: 
Texas State University
Description: 
Monica Valadez is Community and Attendance Liaison for San Marcos CISD. She graduated from Texas State University in 2012 with a doctoral degree in School Improvement. As Community and Attendance Liaison, she explores ways to promote a shift in thinking around school non-attendance as only the surface-level symptom of critical factors that both push out and pull out students from school. Moreover, her work focuses on identifying and promoting leadership that is place based and that considers education as imperative for the development of a more just society.
Institution relationship: 
Texas State University, Dept. of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology