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Dr. Patrick J. Valdez

  • DR. PATRICK VALDEZ

    Director, Academy of Creative Education

    210-407-0740     pvalde@neisd.net

     

     EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Science, Zoology – Texas A&M College Station
    • Master of Arts, Counseling – University of Texas at San Antonio
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Administration – Texas A&M College Station

     

      PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – North East ISD (26 Years)

    • 2017 to Present – Director, Academy of Creative Education (ACE)
    • 2006 to 2017 – Assistant Principal, Douglas MacArthur High School
    • 2005 to 2006 – Lead Counselor, Douglas MacArthur High School
    • 2003 to 2005 – Counselor, Douglas MacArthur High School
    • 1999 to 2003 – Science Teacher, Academy of Creative Education (ACE)
    • 1997 to 1999 – Special Education Teacher, Winston Churchill High School
    • 1994 to 1997 – Special Education Teacher, Theodore Roosevelt High School
    • 1999 to Present – Presenter and Co-Presenter at numerous conferen

     Implemented innovative teaching and learning strategies at ACE, including:

    • Project-Based Curriculum
    • Restorative Discipline Processes
    • Growth Mindset Practices
    • Social Emotional Learning Training

     

    AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

    • 2010 – Nominee, Outstanding Young Educator Award – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
    • 2010 – MacArthur Academy of Creative Education (MACE) Program emulated District-Wide
    • 2009 – Finalist, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference
    • 2007, 2006, 2005 – City Proclamations, MacArthur Academy of Creative Education
    • 2005 – State Proclamation, MacArthur Academy of Creative Education
    • 2004 – Design Team Leader, MacArthur Academy of Creative Education Program
    • 2003 – Teacher of the Year, Academy of Creative Education
    • 2003 – District Semi-Finalist, Secondary Teacher of the Year
    • 1994 – Nominee, Sallie Mae Outstanding First-Year Teacher Award

     

      FAMILY & INTERESTS

    •     Wife, Debbie, is an Elementary School Teacher. Daughter, Samantha, is a recent UT Austin grad. 
    • Life Long Learner with a passion for reading.
    • Avid Cyclist and Runner.