Mentoring Program Protégé Victoria Sendejo, Cohort 6

Victoria Sendejo

Cohort 6

Mentor: Dr. Richard Lopez

Victoria Sendejo is a native of Fort Worth, Texas and has served in the education field for more than 21 years. She is bilingual (English/Spanish) and has previously served in the roles of classroom teacher, special education teacher, special education coordinator, assistant principal, and principal in elementary and high school campuses. Currently, Mrs. Sendejo serves as the Associate Superintendent for Lena Pope & Chapel Hill Academy in Fort Worth.

Mrs. Sendejo earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Education with an emphasis in Correctional Special Education from the University of North Texas. She holds a Texas teaching certificate in Special Education EC-12th, a Principal certificate and a Superintendent certificate. She attended the Art of Leadership program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently completing her Doctorate of Education at Texas Wesleyan University.

Mrs. Sendejo is known to her students as someone who shares her excitement of learning, while maintaining high academic and behavioral expectations and always celebrating successes. She is known amongst her colleagues for prioritizing safe learning environments; promoting social emotional learning and trauma informed practices; cultivating leadership capacity in others; expanding student development initiatives in the areas of student and parent engagement and campus and district culture.

Mrs. Sendejo is a firm believer of investing in others and her community and is active in several organizations. She has mentored several principal interns who now hold educational leadership positions across the state. She previously served on the Advisory Board to the Texas Wesleyan School of Education and was recently named President-Elect of Region XI Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association TEPSA for 2020-2021.