The University of Texas-Pan American
 
Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership

Dr. Velma Menchaca,
Professor

Office: EDUC 1.510B
Phone: (956) 665-2943
Email: menchaca@utpa.edu
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COURSES TAUGHT

Master’s
EDUL 6388 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education
EDUL 6337 Administration of Special Instructional Programs
EDUL 6333 Curriculum Development
EDUL 6334 Instructional Leadership
EDUL 6398/99 Internship in Principalship
EDUL 6336 Problems in Education
EDUL 7300 Master's Thesis
EDUL 7301 Master's Thesis

Doctoral
EDUL 8390 Dissertation Research
EDUL 8395 Dissertation Writing

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Teacher as Mentor
Principal as Mentor

SPECIALIZATION

Multicultural Education
Sociocultural Issues
Culturally relevant content
Curriculum Development

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Hernandez, R., & Menchaca, V. D. (2011). Novice principals needs peer mentoring. Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research.

Hernandez, R., Menchaca, V. D., & Huerta, J. (2011). A study of the relationship between students’ anxiety and test performance on state mandated assessments. US-China Education Review, 8(12).

Hernandez, R.  & Menchaca, V. D. (Fall 2008). Mentoring principals: A necessity for the future. Texas Study of Secondary Education Journal, XVIII (1), 19-22.

Menchaca, V. D., & Estrada,V. L. (Spring 2008). The principal’s role in a beginning teacher induction support system. Texas Study of Secondary Education Journal, XVII (2), 19-22. 

Estrada, V. L.  & Menchaca, V. D. (Fall 2006). Piloting a teacher induction model in deep South Texas: Results of a two-year study. Catalyst for Change, 34(1), 19-36.

Ruiz-Escalante, J. A., Gomez, L. & Menchaca, V. D. (Summer 2006). A judicial and legislative perspective of bilingual education. Catalyst for Change, 34(2).

Ochoa, E. R., Ochoa, L. H., & Menchaca, V. D. (Summer 2006). Dispute resolutions with design professionals. Catalyst for Change. 34(2).

Quilantan, M. C. & Menchaca, V. D. (2004). The superintendency becomes a reality for Hispanic females. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 40(3), 124-125.

Quilantan-Diaz, M. C. & Menchaca, V. D. (Fall 2003). Mexican American females:  Breaking the barriers to the superintendency. Texas Study of Secondary Education Journal, XIII(1), 29-32.

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