Chuck Flores, Ed.D.has been an educator for over thirty years. He has served as a Teacher, Bilingual Coordinator, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, Principal and Coordinator of Operations for Local District 4 (LAUSD).
A native of Southern California, Dr. Flores was born and raised in the city of San Fernando, and is a product of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
A graduate of the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, Dr. Flores earned his Ed.D. in K-12 Leadership in Urban School Settings. His dissertation, Preparing Leaders for the Challenges of the Urban School, looks at the work of principals in urban schools, and the support they receive from their districts to build teacher capacity as instructional leaders. Dr. Flores also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies from California State University, Northridge; a Master’s Degree in American Studies from Pepperdine University; and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from California State University, Northridge.
Dr. Flores first started with the Principals’ Leadership Institute as a guest lecturer in the summer of 2007, before joining the staff as an instructor in School Management and Operations. He has also taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Administrative Academy, working with newly appointed administrators on school management, operations, and safety.
Dr. Flores believes that education is the true path by which Social Justice will be fully realized, and one whereby Equity and Access for all students will one day be attainable. In PLI, he co-teaches ED 411A: The Principal as Researcher.