Dr. Xiomara Mateo-Gaxiola

Previous Chair
Dr. Xiomara Mateo-Gaxiola directs programming for the Office of Equity and Inclusion at USC Rossier’s School of Education and serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in Rossier’s Educational Leadership Doctoral program. She has held leadership positions in K-12 education and non-profit spaces. Her leadership centers advocacy for the positive conditions that educators, children, families, and communities need to thrive.Her current research interests include reflection and storytelling as the nourishing source of creativity, innovation, and collective uplift. She has presented at international, national, and local conferences on critically reflective and culturally relevant teaching and coaching practices, teacher wellbeing, resilient school environments, participatory decision-making, and community school implementation. As a volunteer, Dr. Mateo-Gaxiola serves the community by supporting artists and arts education as Board Chair of Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, CA and supporting families new to Los Angeles as a founding Board Member of Nation ReImagined. Dr. Mateo-Gaxiola earned a Doctorate in Urban Educational Leadership from USC Rossier’s School of Education; Master of Arts in Education Leadership from Pepperdine University; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Global Strategy and Law from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; and she holds credentials and certificates in a Multiple Subjects with CLAD, Single Subjects-Mathematics, School Administration and Cognitive Coaching.
Time in current Board position: 7 years
Years on the AGCC Board: less than a year
Years involved with AGCC: 7 years