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About
Dr. Salinas

Dr. Jeanette Salinas is an accomplished educator with over 18 years of experience in educational leadership and instructional design. She holds a Doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Learning, Design, & Technology, and a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems. As the founder of The Journey School of Houston, Dr. Salinas led innovative educational technology initiatives, earning multiple accreditations and awards. Now, she brings her expertise to executive function coaching, offering personalized support to K-12, college, and adult students. Her approach integrates evidence-based strategies to enhance academic performance, organization, and self-advocacy. Dr. Salinas is dedicated to helping individuals develop critical executive functioning skills for long-term success.

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Our Approach

At One Paso, we believe in a personalized approach to executive function coaching and educational therapy. Our team is committed to understanding each individual's unique strengths and challenges to create tailored research-based strategies for success. We are passionate about positively impacting our clients' lives and helping them thrive academically, professionally, and personally.

Educational Background

Doctorate of Education

Curriculum & Instruction

Dr. Salinas holds a Doctorate in Education - Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Learning, Design, & Technology from the University of Houston. Her dissertation centered on the achievement and self-efficacy of twice-exceptional students using mobile applications.

Master's of Science

Computer Information Systems

Dr. Salinas is a highly qualified professional with a Master's in Computer Information Systems from the University of Houston. Her expertise has been instrumental in creating, developing, and implementing technology to support learners.

Experience





  • Over 18 years of experience in educational leadership and instructional design, particularly through her roles at The Journey School of Houston and The New School in Houston, TX.

  • As the founder and executive director of The Journey School of Houston, Dr. Salinas led the organization to various accreditations and awards, enhancing student engagement and achievement through innovative educational technology initiatives.

  • Extensive experience in curriculum development, teacher training, and integrating technology into education.





Specialized Training




  • Proficient in instructional design, education technology, curriculum, and teacher development.

  • Expertise in executive function coaching, providing one-on-one and group educational therapy to K-12, college, and adult students. This includes developing personalized study strategies, conducting workshops on study skills and organization, and implementing specialized instructional techniques for students with learning differences.




Professional Presentations 

  • Teacher Efficacy: Why does it matter to student achievement and development of social and emotional skills?, Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Early Childhood Conference, March 2024

  • From Algorithms to Empathy: Integrating AI into Gifted Education for Social and Emotional Learning, CAG Annual Conference, Online.

  • Does Teacher Efficacy Matter to Supporting Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning?, CAG Annual Conference, Online.

  • Are you bored yet? Lessons learned from boredom. CAG Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Executive Functioning, Self-Awareness, and SEL Skills, SENG Annual Conference, Online. 

  • Motivate the Unmotivated: The Gifted Plus Crisis, SENGinar, Webinar., PAGE Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA., SENG Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Three Critical Concepts for Succeeding with Education Technology, International Society for Technology in Education, San Antonio, TX, Texas Association for Gifted and Talented Leadership Conference, Houston, TX.        

  • Motivate the Unmotivated:  The 2e Crisis, Texas Association for Gifted and Talented Gifted Plus Conference, San Antonio, TX.

  • Ready. Set. Tech!, Illinois Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference, Naperville, IL, Digital Learning Conference, 

  • Going Mobile with Twice Exceptional Students, Georgia Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference, Athens, GA.

  • Mobile Device Intervention, Texas Association of Gifted & Talented Leadership Conference, Austin, TX.

  • I Am Not Who You Think I Am, Special Schools Coalition Conference, Houston, TX.

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