Latinos for Education
Armando X. Orduña, Ed.D. is the Executive Director of Latinos for Education-Texas, an educational equity organization charged with connecting, developing, and placing Latino leadership in education spaces. In 2020, after 13 years with Children’s Museum Houston, Armando departed as director of outreach programs where he led teams of educators in the export of multilingual family and out-of-school time learning impacting over 320,000 children and parents annually. Previously, Armando taught for ten years as a secondary Spanish, science, and teacher preparation instructor in urban, Title I public schools. Community service is core to Armando’s values. He is currently board president for three community-oriented nonprofits: Purpose Built Communities (Connect Community) - a Houston nonprofit focused on serving the unique needs of immigrant and refugee families, the Emmy Saenz Foundation - a Texas nonprofit providing material support to spinal cord injury survivors, and Houston PFLAG - a nonprofit offering education and advocacy support for families of loved ones who identify as LGBTQ+. Armando is a 2024 Pahara fellow, a member of Education Leaders of Color, an American Leadership Forum fellow (class 62), and a 2019 Latino Board Fellow. In 2022, Armando joined the Holocaust Museum Houston’s Latinx Initiatives Advisory Committee to bridge communities through the museum’s mission to educate on genocide and human rights. Armando is an inaugural member of the Teacher Advisory Council for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2012, Armando was honored as a champion of change by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Houston.