Hector Esquivel, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Leadership and Administration

Dr. Hector Esquivel joins as Adjunct Faculty, Department of Leadership and Administration.  He is an experienced educator with more than 27 years of experience as a classroom teacher, coach, academic dean, high school principal, and university adjunct professor. He is currently in his 10th year as a high school principal in Texas.  During this time, Dr. Esquivel has been fortunate to lead various comprehensive large high schools in the San Antonio area.  Dr. Esquivel is passionate about working in diverse economically disadvantaged communities to transform the lives of students and staff by focusing on effective change through the merging of data with intuition, imagination, and innovation. His experience working as a high school principal and as a university educational leadership adjunct will benefit ACE students seeking their educational leadership credentials.  

Education

  • Doctorate in Educational Administration
    Concordia University - Portland
  • Master's in Educational Leadership
    St. Mary's University
  • Bachelor's in History
    University of Texas at San Antonio

Research Interests

• Hispanic male higher educational attainment achievement gap.
• The sociology of education and its effect on higher educational attainment for diverse cultures.
• Sociocultural Theory of Human Learning and its effects on Hispanic students’ higher educational attainment.
• Early College High School programming as a catalyst for equalizing the higher educational attainment
achievement gap for students of color.
• Transformational Leading and Learning in today’s secondary schools.
• Professional Learning Communities at work.
• Organizational theory, leadership, and change in schools.
• Public and private school finance and its impact on an equitable education.
• Blended Learning instruction to maximize virtual student engagement.

Program Affiliations

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education

This program provides PreK-12 educators with a thorough background of current scientific research and pedagogy to help them learn how students learn. It is designed around the “learn, apply, assess” model to maximize gains in student performance.

34

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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education

16

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M.Ed. in Educational Business Administration Master of Education

The Master of Education in Educational Business Administration program was designed for those who want to develop business and leadership skills in an educational setting. Framed by the standards from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), the program prepares strategic leaders for senior administrative positions in a variety of settings including public, charter, and private schools, as well as community colleges and other educational institutions or learning organizations.

35

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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education

Designed to help you become a school principal, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a PreK-12 school.

34

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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Florida Licensure Master of Education

The program is aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) for effective leadership and is designed to create culturally aware and competent administrators.

34

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M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education

Specifically designed for elementary teachers who wish to advance their expertise and skills, the Master of Education in Elementary Education degree will build on their current understanding of young students’ learning needs and introduce them to new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom.

34

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M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education

This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement

31

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Texas M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program instructs aspiring school administrators in current scientific research, pedagogy, and instructional technology. Students are empowered to maximize school effectiveness and improve supervision and leadership skills in diverse P-12 school settings. Students will develop the strategies required to lead for learning, including creating a school-wide vision and using data to inform decision-making. The program is aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) for effective leadership and is designed to create culturally aware and competent administrators.

34

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M.S. in Organizational Leadership Master of Science

ACE’s M.S. in Organizational Leadership helps current and aspiring leaders learn to promote positive change, make data-informed decisions, lead by example, and solve complex problems with sustainable solutions. Using real-world case studies that bring leadership philosophies to life, you will learn to improve organizational performance, strengthen your leadership, and have the tools to advance your career and succeed. In short, you’ll train to be the kind of leader that other leaders seek.

34

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Certificate in Organizational Leadership Certificate

The Certificate in Organizational Leadership supports leadership as a personal and professional journey preparing graduate students to contribute to their professional communities as highly effective leaders capable of addressing real-world problems through evidence-based decision making, the use of leadership frameworks, theories and philosophies, communication, collaboration, ethics, cultural responsiveness, strategic planning, and innovation, through a variety of settings, including virtual workplaces. The certificate provides leadership skill development that spans across all disciplines including education, healthcare, nursing, administration, and business.

18

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Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate

Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.

18

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Certificate in Texas Educational Leadership Certificate

This program is offered in Texas only. It is for educators who wish to become an assistant principal or principal and need the Principal as Instructional Leader (EC-12) certification. It will prepare candidates for the Principal as Instructional Leader (EC-12) licensure exam and ensure they are ready for school leadership.

18

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M.B.A. in Social Impact Masters of Business Administration

The online MBA in Social Impact from American College of Education combines the rigor of a traditional MBA with the power of doing good. This unique program is for business professionals with a desire for more – more knowledge, more opportunities and more impact. It’s the right choice for students who want to become leaders in their field or excel as entrepreneurs in the complex global community while also using the power of business for good.

37

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Micro-Credential in Organizational Leadership Micro-Credential

Leadership is more than managing tasks; it involves investing in individuals, pursuing effective policies and procedures to ensure an organization is successful. Enhancing personal and professional abilities and traits, this micro-credential identifies practices of exemplary leadership, asking students to engage in actions leading to change through shared vision, analyzing processes, and enabling others to reach their potential through shared modeling and advocacy. Leaders make a difference as they bring change.

9

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