Kevin Chavez became the Executive Director of ATDLE on July 1, 2023. As a founding member of the organization, he is committed to creating global citizens who are ready to become our future leaders by providing access to well-articulated, high-quality programs that focus on academic achievement, inclusive practices, and the promotion of positive self-esteem. Kevin has worked in education as a teacher and administrator for over 28 years in the Midwest, South America, and the Bay Area. He holds a BS in Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University-Portland. He has worked in education as a classroom teacher, site-based program coordinator, central office instructional coach/teacher on special assignments, and as an administrator. Kevin was most recently the Principal of the Thomas Edison Charter Academy in San Francisco, which offers a 50/50 Dual Language Immersion Program in Spanish and English. His passion and drive are to support teachers, administrators, schools and districts to serve students and families with innovative services and supports that address the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations through high quality Two-way and Dual Language Education.