Paula Johnson, Ph.D.
Paula Johnson, Ph.D., is director of the IDRA EAC-South, leading the center’s technical assistance and professional development pertaining to diversity, cultural competency and disproportional disciplinary actions against students of color. She holds a bachelor of science in math and a minor in computer science from Prairie View A&M University, a master of arts in education with a concentration in instructional technology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a master of science in progress with a concentration in mathematics from Prairie View A&M University. She earned her doctorate in the Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research foci include: (1) curriculum and instruction related to females and minorities in math and science, (2) equity in education, and (3) learner identity. She also is certified in secondary mathematics and has successfully completed the LEAD (Leadership Experiences for Aspiring Deans) program of the Northside Independent School District.
Hector Bojorquez, B.A.
As IDRA’s Director of Operations, Mr. Bojorquez oversees IDRA’s numerous projects that provide training and technical assistance to school districts and other education-related agencies. He recently served as co-director of the IDRA EAC-South and continues to serve as part of the center’s staff team. He has worked in education for more than 17 years in roles ranging from education specialist for a regional education service center to writing curriculum and training to teaching in a bilingual elementary school classroom. Mr. Bojorquez has his bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Texas at Austin and his certification in elementary education: pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, bilingual education and English as a second language.