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Delia Pompa is the former senior vice president for programs at the National Council of La Raza. In her role, she oversees the work of several divisions including community development, education, and the Institute for Hispanic Health and Workforce Development. Throughout her career Delia's work has focused on creating new responses to the needs of Hispanic families and children within leading local, state and federal agencies and national and international organizations. As an educator, Delia has been especially instrumental in helping academic institutions understand and respond to the needs of underserved children and their teachers. Delia began her career as a kindergarten teacher in San Antonio. She went on to serve as a district administrator in Houston and as assistant commissioner of the Texas Education Agency. She is the former director of the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs in the U.S. Department of Education and the former executive director of the National Association for Bilingual Education. Delia is also the former director of education, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and youth development for the Children's Defense Fund. She serves on a number of national boards and committees for a wide range of institutions that address the needs of children. Delia's expertise makes her a frequently requested guest speaker and commentator on current education reform issues. She is a Fellow of the fifth class of Aspen-Pahara Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.