Biaze Houston, Ph.D.
Dr. Biaze Houston, a Colorado Native, holds over 20 years of experience in education. Dr. Houston currently serves as Chief of District Support for the University of Virginia Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE), where she works with district leaders across the country in their efforts to transform their systems and conditions to create better outcomes for students. She has served in school and district level leadership roles as Director of Assessment Literacy and Instruction leading the district’s curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategy; as a middle school turnaround Principal of a Title I school; as a high school and 6th-12th grade Assistant Principal; and as an elementary, middle, and high school Teacher. Dr. Houston has also served as a state review panelist for the Colorado Department of Education for the past 11 years.
Throughout her career, Dr. Houston has been a staunch advocate and champion for creating high quality, equitable learning experiences and outcomes for all students and equipping educators with the tools to effectively lead and implement efficacious, research-based practices. She has extensive experience working in urban schools and districts with BIPOC populations; focusing on turnaround and transformation strategy; leadership and development; teacher professional learning/development; strategic planning; school quality reviews; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; restorative practices; and culturally responsive practices.
Dr. Houston holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Denver, a Master of Arts degree in teaching and learning from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Colorado State University, Fort Collins. She is also very active in her community by serving on several boards and volunteering with different local organizations. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters