Melva Cárdenas

A 33-year veteran educator and HR leader, Melva Cárdenas held roles as a teacher, principal, and HR executive director in Midland and Round Rock Independent School Districts, both in Texas, and currently serves as a field supervisor for an educator certification program and a strategic education advisor at TalentEd. Since retiring from the public schools in 2008, she served as director of educator certification at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and executive director for the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA). Melva earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education and a Master of Education in school administration from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. She holds Texas educator certificates in elementary grades 1-8 with Bilingual and English as a Second Language endorsement and mid-management administrator. You can follow her on Twitter @MelvaVCardenas or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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Doubling Down on Recruiting: Lessons from Finding and Hiring Teachers


Throughout the U.S., hiring qualified teachers is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. That’s because the number of teachers applying for positions isn’t keeping pace with the growing… Read more

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