Dr. Conrado Gomez, an inspiring leader in the educational field, military, and community has been a public servant in Arizona for over 42 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education, master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance and doctorate’s in education. This afforded him the ability to work as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and facilitator for TUSD’s Phase II Desgregration plan.
He played a key a role in planning TUSD’s first Magnet schools, Davis, Drachman, Carrillo, and Safford. He was appointed as the first principal assigned to Davis Bilingual Learning Center. He served on the chair for the TUSD Bilingual Education and Hispanic Studies which designed the Mexican American program in TUSD. In addition, Dr. Gomez was the president of the Arizona Association of Mexican American Educators Tucson Chapter and the President of the Tucson Association for the Bilingual Education.
He founded the Torneo de Ortographia, an annual Spanish language spelling competition that lasted for 23 years. Through his work as a clinical professor at Arizona State University in diversity and English immersion, a course was specifically designed for the Pearson Publishing Company in 2013. This course was created to teach English Language Learners (ELLs) in a bilingual setting which expanded this service worldwide. He currently teaches a Structured English Immersion staff development course online for Arizona State University and as an independent contractor.
He has published articles in mathematics, science, physical education, social studies, technology, and parent involvement pertaining to the education of Mexican American students and English language learners. Dr. Conrado Gomez’ passion for learning, teaching, leading and serving the community continue to support students’ diversity and culture worldwide.