Dr. Ruby Alvarado Hernandez (Gon-I)
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Dr. Alvarado is a native Texan born in El Paso, TX and raised in the Houston area. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Spanish as well as her MA in Clinical Psychology. She worked for five years for Communities in Schools Houston at a K-6 school in Houston ISD as a counselor and moved to Arizona to work for the Hispanic Mother Daughter Program at Arizona State University. Shortly thereafter she took on the role of coordinating Arizona's statewide bullying prevention initiative with the support of ASU and the Governor's Office of Children, Youth and Family. While working for ASU she also acquired two additional masters degrees in Nonprofit Studies and in Education - Consultation and Collaboration with a Special Emphasis in Autism.
For nine years she worked as a school counselor, dean of students and athletic director for a K-12 charter school in Phoenix. She completed her doctoral studies in May, 2019 in Educational Leadership and Innovation at ASU where she studied shifting locus of control in high school students through teacher-student mentoring.
Previous to coming to Mesa High School she was at Taylor and SHARP School. She is excited to work with students, parents and staff to ensure their academic and social/emotional success at Mesa High School. She currently co-advises Mesa High's FAFSA Peer Coaches and is recruiting members for the Be A Leader Club.