Elda Rojas has more than 20 years of strong pedagogical and leadership experience, she has been very successful in initiating and implementing support services for Newcomers and English language learners, which have led to significant increases in student academic performance and an increase in graduation rates. Her strengths include results-based leadership, excellent communication and networking skills and the ability to lead and inspire a team in order to increase student achievement and build district capacities. Due to positive student outcomes and program impact, many of the initiatives she helped to pioneer have been recognized at the national level through the U.S. Department of Education and has been asked to present at numerous national and international conferences in order to share with other leaders. Elda graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s from Harvard University (B.A. 1992), and Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s from Texas State University (M.Ed.1998).