Hector Montenegro

Hector Montenegro, PhD, has been a math teacher, principal, chief of staff for the Washington, DC, Public Schools, area superintendent, deputy superintendent for the Dallas ISD, and superintendent of schools for three school districts in Texas. He is an internationally recognized speaker and presenter with hundreds of workshop presentations, leadership development seminars, and keynote speeches at conferences, universities, schools, businesses, and special events in the US and 22 other countries. He worked most recently in Brazil, Chile, and Peru as a special consultant on education reform with the US embassy.

Montenegro specializes in school and district reform and transformation by working directly with school and district administrators in developing leadership skills to establish structures and communication networks that promote student success and support collaborative cultures that empower faculty and staff. Included in the transformation process is effective teacher training; mentoring; coaching strategies; social and emotional learning (SEL); English language learners (ELLs); and developing energizing, dynamic, interdependent work teams to accomplish extraordinary results. As a consultant with aha! Process Hector provides training and consulting services for A Framework for Understanding Poverty and Research-Based Strategies and works directly with administrators to ensure systemic implementation and sustainability of the 10 actions of Framework.