Armando X. Orduña, Ed.D. is the Managing Director of Programs & Partnerships (Houston) for the national educational nonprofit, Latinos For Education. He coordinates programming for the adults who make up the ecosystem of PK--12 education including parents, teachers, district officials, and board members. His background is anchored in the intersectionality of educational access for immigrant-origin youth & families and the role innovative learning practices plays in language acquisition. He has served as Director of Outreach Programs for Children’s Museum Houston where he led a department of educators in the export of multilingual family and Out-of-School Learning throughout Greater Houston. He taught as a secondary Science teacher in urban, Title I public schools. He sits on the board of Connect Community—Purpose Built Communities, a Houston nonprofit focused on serving the unique needs of immigrant and refugee families; board president of the Emmy Saenz Foundation, a Texas nonprofit providing material support to Spinal Cord Injury survivors; inaugural member of the Teacher Advisory Council for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; curriculum writer and trainer for Twin Cities Public Television, and board member of the East Education Project. In 2012, Armando received the Commitment to Excellence Award, President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.