Luis Valentino, Ed.D. serves as CEO for the Valgar Institute, an education consulting and coaching firm. Luis supports school districts and leaders across several states, providing direction on strategic planning and coaching support to cabinet level leaders. Luis is a goals driven educator with deep knowledge and highly developed instructional skills. He possesses professional expertise in leadership and curriculum development. Luis is a catalyst and driving force behind advancements in education. He is a motivational leader who possesses the necessary skills to build, grow and maintain strong academic communities based on successful leadership, broad interdisciplinary background and team participation. Luis is an empowering motivator who seizes opportunities, drives positive change, builds consensus, and improves stakeholder awareness. Luis is a member of the International Association of Coaching, and applies his knowledge of coaching and mentoring to support in gaining a deep understanding that in order to grapple with public education’s incredible challenges, educational leaders need to gain clarity of purpose and development of their capacity in order to make the best decisions possible that lead to long-term results.