Hector Bojorquez

Hector Bojorquez, B.A.

Director, Student Access & Success

Hector Bojorquez, B.A., directs IDRA’s Student Access and Success department. He is the principal author of IDRA’s publication, College Bound and Determined. He co-lead IDRA’s federally-funded i3 project, expanding community engagment innovatins thorughout the Texas Rio Grande Valley. He leads integration of technology in providing technical assistance and training to educators. Mr. Bojorquez also develops and enhances online databases for evaluation; develops products for delivery in a variety of formats, including video, audio, CD and the Internet; and establishes communication systems with stakeholders.

Mr. Bojorquez has his bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Texas at Austin and his certification in elementary education: pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, bilingual education and English as a second language.

Mr.  Bojorquez led in the development of the IDRA OurSchool portal, a groundbreaking online portal that helps community and school partners examine their school data and plan joint action to improve school holding power. Through this data-base driven, user-friendly portal, educators and community members can find out how well their high school campus is preparing and graduating students, what factors may be weakening school holding power, and what they can do to address them.

He also developed the technology integration plan for technical assistance through IDRA’s Focusing on Language and Academic Instructional Renewal (FLAIR) model. FLAIR capitalizes on the campus leaders, mobilizing the principal, teachers, librarians and support staff as a force to tailor-make a reading program that is research based and that results in better achievement for all students. Bojorquez led implementation at a pilot campus where teachers are now using technology with their students in the classroom and seeing dramatic results.

Mr. Bojorquez has worked in education for more than 17 years in roles ranging from education specialist for a regional education service center to writing curriculum and training to teaching in a bilingual elementary school classroom.

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