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Dr. Lizette Navarrete-Burks

Dr. Lizette Navarrete-Burks

Dr. Lizette Navarrete-Burks

Assistant Professor of Educational LeadershipUrban Education


Dr. Lizette Navarrete-Burks is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Urban Education at the University of Houston-Downtown where she brings years of experience as a core content classroom teacher and leader at the district, state, and national levels to her courses. She joined the University of Houston-Downtown to develop an innovative master's degree in educational leadership. Dr. Navarrete-Burks’ developing lines of research are motivated by learning English as a second language as a child, and later, committing to making learning more equitable for students from historically under resourced communities. Her research interests focus on issues to improve equitable access to high quality opportunities for all students, supporting school leaders to enact more socially just practices, and equity focused innovations in STEM education including leadership. She has presented on educational leadership, issues of equity, and STEM education at local, national, and international conferences and invited speaking engagements.

Degrees Earned

B.S. Texas Tech University (Biology/Chemistry)

M.S. Emporia State University (Teaching)

Ed.D. University of Kansas (Curriculum & Instruction/STEM Leadership)

Courses Taught

EDL 5320 Family, School, & Community Engagement

EDL 5330 School Law & Ethics

MAT 6380 Practicum for Urban Teachers

MAT 6390 Directed Study in Urban Teaching

SOSE 3306 Culture of the Urban School

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Awards and Recognitions

Council of State Science Supervisors (President Recognition Award)

Institute for Teachers of Color (Teacher Educator Fellow)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Standards Committee (Chair)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: Global Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Policy Revision Committee (Member)

Research and Practice Collaboratory (Fellow)

University of Kansas (Dissertation Defense Honors Distinction)