Steven Hayward is a native of California. He has spent the last 20-plus years in Texas. His varied professional background includes teaching and serving as an assistant principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He spent seven years as a teacher and administrator at The American School Foundation of Guadalajara in Mexico where he helped to found its middle school. He has worked in public, charter, private, and Catholic schools, always with a focus on building positive school culture.
Oscar Jiménez-Castellanos, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of Education and Murchison Endowed Professor of Education at Trinity University. He also serves as Executive Director of the Center for Educational Leadership. Previously, Jiménez-Castellanos was associate professor and Founding Director of the Latinx education research center at Santa Clara University. He also served as a visiting scholar in 2016-17 at University of California, Berkeley and affiliated with the Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) at Stanford University.