Monica Byrne-JimenezMónica Byrne-Jiménez, Board President, is the Executive Director of University Council for Educational Administration, a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. Mónica previously worked in a number of urban settings, including Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University, Associate Professor and Director of Educational and Policy Leadership Doctoral Program at Hofstra University, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Graduate College of Education Faculty Senate at University of Massachusetts Boston, K-6 bilingual teacher, Even Start coordinator, literacy instructional specialist, and as a trainer for the Accelerated Schools Center where she facilitated school and district improvement. She was co-developer of Northeast Consortium for Superintendent Leadership Advancement for early career superintendents. Mónica is coauthor of Developing Effective Principals Through Collaborative Inquiry. Her other work has also appeared in Leadership and Policy in Schools Journal, Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Diversity and Equity, Voices in Urban Education, and other on-line sources. She serves on the Executive Committee of the University Council for Educational Administration, the Board of Umoja Project, and as President of the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University. B.A., M.A., Ed.D.