Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D.
Senior Education Associate, Intercultural Development Research Association
Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D., is an IDRA senior education associate. Through the Texas IDRA Parent Information and Resource Center, López has led training in parent leadership and engagement with schools in Texas, strengthening partnerships between parents and school personnel in serving children. He creates and implements leadership models for school administrators.
Dr. López holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His master’s degree is in educational administration from Texas Southern University, and his bachelor’s degree with a major in Spanish and minor in English is from Stephen F. Austin State University. His doctoral research project was titled, “A Project to Assist District, State and Higher Education Decision Makers and Campus Administrators in Retaining Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language (BE/ESL) Teachers in BE/ESL Assignments.”
Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D.
- “What Parents Want to Know about the New Texas Graduation Guidelines,” IDRA Newsletter, November-December 2012
- I’m Going to College / Voy al Colegio – Fun Activities and Pictures to Color for Children in Elementary Grades, with Rosana G. Rodríguez, 2011
- “All Students Deserve a Chance – Don’t Take it Away,” IDRA Newsletter, June-July 2010
- “Principles of Family Leadership in Education – Putting Principles into Action,” IDRA Newsletter, April 2010
- “Creating a Campus Culture of Teacher High Expectations and Support,” IDRA Newsletter, June-July 2009
- “Creating Culturally Responsive Parent Engagement – Principal Shares Strategies for Success,” with Rosana G. Rodríguez &
Abelardo Villarreal, IDRA Newsletter, November-December 2008
- “Principal Shares Successes in Parent Involvement,” IDRA Newsletter, August 2006
- Transforming Schools through Parent Engagement – Episode 110, July 16, 2012
- “Transforming Schools through Parent Engagement,” July 16, 2012
- “What Parents Should Know about Their Schools,” February 17, 2010
- “The Family Friendly Principal,” July 20, 2009
- “Families and Teachers Communicating,” November 7, 2008
Dr. López recently completed five years as principal at Eastwood Academy, making his tenure with the Houston Independent School District total 22 years. His professional background includes teaching English, Spanish, reading and English as a second language (ESL), as well as serving as a reading consultant, supervisor and assistant director for multilingual programs in Houston ISD. He has also taught courses through Houston Community College, Houston Baptist University and University of Texas in San Antonio. As an instructor, he has won numerous awards including Teacher of the Year in 1970-71 and 1986-87. In 2006, he was selected Administrator of the Year for East Region in the Houston ISD.
In 2006, Dr. López was selected Principal of the Year in East Region by East Region Administration. In five years as principal, he guided Eastwood Academy students, staff and parents to reach TEA Recognized status twice and exemplary for the last year in 2007-08. During the school years 2006-07 and 2007-08, Eastwood Academy also made the SBEC Honor Roll and received the Bronze Medal from U.S. News and World Report for being one of the best schools in the country. In 2006, Eastwood Academy was ranked as one of the top 10 schools within the Houston area by Children at Risk and the Rice Institute.
Prior to leading Eastwood Academy, Dr. López was a senior education associate at Intercultural Development Research Association, coordinating professional staff development and marketing and consumer service activities. He also served a site coordinator for the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program in the United Kingdom.
Dr. López has developed teaching materials and workshops for bilingual education, reading education and site based management. He has made numerous presentations on other topics, such as dropout prevention, to teachers, administrators and university personnel on the state and national level. Notably, he was a key presenter on multicultural education for IDRA and the U.S. Department of Defense, in Germany; at Texas A&M University’s Summer Institute for Principals; Texas A&I University’s Conference for College Professors and the University of Nebraska’s Conference for Bilingual Education. He also presented to the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute in Mexico City – co-sponsored by Universidad de La Salle, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico(UNAM) and Texas A&M University, and at the University of Uppsala in Sweden for Nova Southwestern University doctoral summer program.
He is the author of “Spanish Reading Keys” a basal reading program for bilingual education that was adopted in many states, including Texas, from 1980 to 1985. The revised edition of this basal was again adopted in 1991 by Texas’ school districts. Other publications include writing for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, Addison-Wesley and Prescription Learning Corporation.
Dr. López was a presenter at a conference in London, England entitled Raising Achievement: Combating Racial Inequality that was sponsored by the Institute of Education, the University of London, the Commission for Racial Inequality and the Times Educational Supplement. He also presented at the European Educational Research Association at the University of Nottingham in England. Dr. López has conducted training for numerous groups including the Louisiana Department of Education’s research and evaluation division and all educational service centers in Louisiana.
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