Jesus "Chuey"   Abrego  Jr.

Associate Professor  

Office: BMAIN 2.224
Phone: (956) 882-7655
Email: jesus.abrego@utrgv.edu

Dr. Jesus "Chuey" Abrego Jr.





Selected Publications


  • Jesus Abrego and Jaime Lopez. "Some “central” issues in creating professional learning communities: A superintendent’s perspective," Research on the Superintendency Book 1: The Contemporary Superintendent: (R)evolutionary Leadership in an Era of Reform. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 1, November 2018.

  • Alejandro Garcia and Jesus Abrego. "Using the Jigsaw Method for Meaningful Learning to Enhance Learning and Retention in an Educational Leadership Graduate School Course," Framingham, Massachusetts : Global Journal of Human Social Sciences (GJHSS) 17, no. 4 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017): 30.

  • Jesus Abrego and Anita Pankake. Lead With Me: A Principal's Guide to Teacher Leadership. New York, New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

  • Alejandro Garcia and Jesus Abrego. "Elementary Principal’s Technology Leadership Dispositions," Global Journal of HUMAN-SOCIAL SCIENCE:Linguistics & Education 14, no. 9 (March 2014): 1-14.

  • Alejandro Garcia and Jesus Abrego. "Vital Skills of the Elementary Principal as a Technology Leader," Journal of Organizational Learning and Leadership (March 2014).

  • Michelle Abrego and Chuey Abrego. "Graduate program redesign for the preparation of 21st century educational leaders," Southern Journal of Educational Administration 2, no. 1 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2013): 15-30.

  • Anita Pankake and Jesus Abrego. "Building capacity: The foundation of developing other," Educational leaders encouraging the intellectual and professional capacity of others: A social justice agenda. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing: Information Age Publishing, August 2012.

  • Jesus Abrego and Michelle Abrego. Response to intervention: A school improvement mode. Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2012.

  • Anita Pankake and Jesus Abrego. "One woman after another: Superintendent succession for sustaining organizational change," Journal of Texas Women School Executives 1, no. 1 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2012).

  • Chuey Abrego and Anita Pankake. "The district-wide sustainability of a professional learning community during leadership changes at the superintendency level," Administrative issues journal: Education, practice, and research 1, no. 1 (February 2011).



Selected Presentations


  • Alejandro Garcia, Jesus Abrego, and John Jauregui. "Technologies Frequently Used by Elementary Principals," The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education Conference, The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE), San Antonio, Texas (October 2018)

  • Jesus Abrego. "Teacher Leadership: Research and Voices from the Field," International Academy of Educational Leaders (IAEL), New Orleans, Louisiana (January 2018)

  • Jesus Abrego. "Session Facilitator for -- Best Practices from a Charter School: Lessons Learned That Can Be Applied to All Public Schools & Paving the Road to Success," 2017 Annual International Critical Issues Leadership Conference, Organization and School Leadership (UTRGV), South Padre Island, Texas (September 2017)

  • Alejandro Garcia, Jesus Abrego, and Maricela Garcia. "Using the jigsaw method in higher education," Mid-Winter Conference, Texas Association of School Administrators, Austin, Texas (January 2017)

  • Jesus Abrego. "Teacher Leadership," 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Educational Leaders (IAEL) , International Academy of Educational Leaders (IAEL), San Antonio, Texas (January 2017)

  • Jaime Lopez and Jesus Abrego. "Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and School Culture: A Case Study on District-Wide PLC Implementation," AERA 2016, American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC (April 2016)

  • Jesus Abrego and Jaime Lopez. "School Leadership Preparation and Development Between Two University Programs that Merged into One: A Critical Insight," 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Educational Leaders (IAEL), International Academy of Educational Leaders (IAEL), Orlando, FL (January 2016)

  • Jesus Abrego, Federico Guerra, Hilda Silva, and A. Salinas. "Planning for early wins and managing resistance," 2015 inaugural Critical Issues Leadership Conference, Organization and School Leadership (UTRGV), Edinburg, TX (September 2015)

  • Jesus Abrego, Federico Guerra, Hilda Silva, and A. Salinas. "Collaborative planning: Building a powerful coalition for change," 2015 inaugural Critical Issues Leadership Conference: Exploring The Future Leading Change, College of Education at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) , Organization and School Leadership (UTRGV), Edinburg, TX (September 2015)

  • Jesus Abrego and Jaime Lopez. "What’s culture got to do with it? The implementation of a professional learning community," 2015 Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Educational Leaders (IAEL) , International Academy of Educational Leaders (IAEL), Tampa, FL (January 2015)

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EDUL 8390 03 - Dissertation Proposal Dev:
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EDUL 6350 02I - Principalship:
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