Ivan Rosales Montes, EdD

Multilingual Education Faculty

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Dr. Iván Rosales Montes was born and raised in California’s Bay Area. He began his career in education as a teacher serving students identified as English learners at a traditional public school district. Driven by his passion for cross-cultural exchanges, he spent time in classrooms abroad as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow under the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Since then, he has served in a variety of capacities in his home community of Santa Clara County to advance educational equity across PK-adult: as School Principal, district-based Administrator, and School District Board Member. In addition to his work in PK-adult education, Dr. Rosales Montes has most recently served as the Network Lead for the Inter-American Educational Leadership Network (IAELN) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Rosales Montes completed his formal schooling at the University of California Santa Barbara (BA) and American University in Cairo, Egypt (MA). Most recently, he received his EdD in Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, where his research focused on language policy at the intersection of special education and language learning. His current research and career interests include the intersections of disability/language/race, culturally sustaining pedagogies, advancing practitioner research, EdTech, and financial-literacy education.

In addition to advancing educational equity, Dr. Rosales Montes enjoys time with family, gardening, yoga, and exploring the outdoors.