Josie Hernandez-Gutierrez

Josie Hernandez-Gutierrez most recently worked as an Assistant Superintendent in the Dallas Independent School District where she led school transformation in up to 62 schools at both the elementary and secondary level since 2012.  Previously, Gutierrez worked in the Fort Worth Independent School District for a total of 17 years.  In FWISD, she opened and headed the Office of Transformational Leadership and School Improvement (OTLSI).  The OTLSI opened in December of 2010 to oversee the Redesign to Increase Schools of Excellence (RISE) initiative.  . Hernandez-Gutierrez is an experienced educator and administrator, having previously worked as a Director of School Leadership, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Teacher – all in Fort Worth ISD.  She graduated from Texas Christian University with her Bachelor’s degree in Education and then went on to attain both her Master’s and Doctorate in Education Administration at the University of North Texas in Denton.  Hernandez-Gutierrez is deeply committed to school improvement characterized by innovative strategies, wise allocation of resources, operational flexibility, and strategic leadership.  She currently focuses her energy on leadership, teaching, and change to turnaround schools.


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