Mario Acosta, EdD, is principal at Westwood High School in Texas, a Newsweek top-fifty campus and member of the High Reliability Schools (HRS) network. He has served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, new teacher professional development specialist, professional development consultant, assistant principal, academic director, and principal.
Mario specializes in campus-level implementation of effective campus culture, professional learning communities (PLCs), instructional improvement, response to intervention, and standards-referenced reporting. As an HRS certifier, Dr. Acosta works with K–12 schools and districts across the United States as they progress through the various levels of certification.
Dr. Acosta holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas and a superintendent certification in the state of Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Texas and a master’s degree from Lamar University.