CSP Students

Cooperative Superintendency Program

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Students are admitted annually in cycles to the Cooperative Superintendency Program (CSP).

Photo of grad studentCheryl L Alexander
Current Role: Executive Director of Leadership-Elementary, Garland ISD

Research Area: Turnaround schools and sustainability of student achievement

Photo of grad studentTemesghen  Asmerom
Current Role: Executive Director, Dallas ISD

Research Area: Effective Leadership Pipeline for Local School Districts

Photo of grad studentJennifer T Garcia
Current Role: Principal, Garland ISD

Research Area: Impact of student-teacher relationships on low-socioeconomic Hispanic student achievement

Photo of grad studentJose A Garza, Jr
Current Role: Executive Officer for Elementary Schools for Pharr-San Juan, Alamo ISD
Photo of grad studentAugust  Hamilton
Current Role: Principal, Education Initiatives, ICAID-TX

Research Area: The Impact of The Texas School Finance System's Property Tax Dependence on School Facility Equity

Photo of grad studentKaire J Hopson Onajobi
Current Role: Executive Director of Career Readiness, Houston ISD

Research Area: Educational equity and career readiness among special populations

Photo of grad studentShelly L Osten
Current Role: Executive Director Elementary Schools, Arlington ISD

Research Area: Principal effect on Teacher retention

Photo of grad studentWanda B Paul
Current Role: Chief Operating Officer, Houston ISD

Research Area: Leadership during crisis situations

Photo of grad studentJennifer L Spears
Current Role: Principal, Del Valle ISD

Research Area: Hispanic Female Superintendent Succession

Photo of grad studentGrayson D Toperzer
Current Role: Executive Director of Elementary Education, Arlington ISD

Research Area: Teacher effectiveness

Photo of grad studentKimberly D Waltmon
Current Role: Executive Director of Special Programs and Services, Leander ISD

Research Area: Inclusive practices in Special Education

Photo of grad studentMary E Alvirez
Current Role: Elementary Executive Director in the Office of School Leadership, Austin ISD

Research Area: Instructional Leadership of the Principal Supervisor

Photo of grad studentLaura J Calderon
Current Role: Principal of Ysleta High School, Ysleta Independent School District

Research Area: Teacher Commitment Preference and the Impact on Schools of Poverty

Photo of grad studentCharles E Garcia
Current Role: Associate Superintendent, Midland ISD

Research Area: Transformational Leadership

Photo of grad studentEliza J Gordon
Current Role: Principal, Round Rock Independent School District

Research Area: Educational Equity, Anti-racist School District Leadership

Photo of grad studentSonia P Loskot
Current Role: Principal, Dallas ISD

Research Area: Trauma-informed care and mindfulness culture on improving teacher engagement, teachers’ sense of efficacy, and teachers’ responsiveness to students.

Photo of grad studentBardo A Montelongo
Current Role: Principal, J Walter Graham Elementary, Austin ISD

Research Area: How do superintendents of color in the state of Texas navigate school board relationships to achieve district-wide effectiveness in a racialized social context?

Photo of grad studentMollie E Newton
Current Role: Executive Director of Elementary Schools, AISD

Research Area: In what ways do trusting principal-teacher relationships shape school culture?

Photo of grad studentBelinda V Vasquez
Current Role: Elementary School Principal, Lockhart ISD

Research Area: Distributive Leadership Framework

Photo of grad studentGaye L Rosser
Current Role: Principal, Hutto ISD

Research Area: A superintendent’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Photo of grad studentAlejos  Salazar, Jr
Current Role: Superintendent, South Texas ISD

Research Area: school leadership, campus climate, and teacher morale