Professor Raquel Herrera-Byrne

  University Lecturer
  708-235-7114ext. 7114
  Office Hours: By Appointment
  College: CEHD

Division of Education


Dedicated and resourceful educational administrator with an exceptional blend of operations oversight, strategic data-driven planning, proven ability to create and monitor policies and practices that promote a safe and nurturing learning environment; ensure a school culture that encourages continuous improvements for teachers and students; develop an environment that encourages open communication with colleagues, students, and the community; and mentor educators in the creation and implementation of class instruction, lesson plans, and student assessment in conjunction with state learning regulations.

Background demonstrates success leading the creation and execution of academic programs and initiatives to build a strong Growth Mindset infrastructure that enhances intrinsic motivation and personalized learning paths for students to attain annual yearly progress and achieve mastery of grade level Common Core State Standards.

Hands-on experience transitioning underperforming subgroups through consistent implementation of multi-tiered support systems provided based on monthly progress monitoring. Background includes leading Gifted, ESL, MTSS, RtI, LBSI and special services processes to demonstrate improvement towards enhancing the success, productivity, and intrinsic motivation of students, as they engage in real- world experiences to develop academic knowledge, community engagement, workplace experience and global citizenship. A respected leader and solution provider; dedicated to surpassing organizational goals.

As a qualified education professional with more than 23 years of experience as an elementary teacher, and 12 years of experience as a post-secondary, graduate education professor, I have acquired a wealth of experience in the development and application of English as a second language instruction, curriculum design, MTSS, online teaching & learning, educational technology, professional development, and course development; as well as their implementation in elementary, secondary, and graduate education classrooms, schools, and district settings. I seek to ensure the success of all students through the facilitation of parent and community involvement, so as to equip students with a holistic education that provides them with the right tools for learning; so that they will develop a life-long love for learning, and thus love to learn, learn to lead, and lead to serve.