Patricia Trejo is a Mexican-American from an immigrant, migrant farm-worker family of eight. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a Minor in Mass Communications from The University of Florida. Her Master’s Degree is in Educational Leadership and she is a current Doctoral student at Nova Southeastern University. Mrs. Trejo has been a servant leader in public education for 22 years, serving as a Teacher, Learning Team Facilitator, Assistant Principal and Principal. She has worked in Polk, Broward, and Palm Beach counties at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Mrs. Trejo currently serves as an Administrative Program Planner for Hispanic/Latino Studies in the School District of Palm Beach County, FL where she helps to infuse Latino history and culture into the curriculum and instruction. She provides professional development to teachers and administrators, and organizes an annual Hispanic/Latino Studies Summer Institute. Mrs. Trejo also collaborates with the Hispanic/Latino community to help provide mentors for Latino youth, foster parent involvement, and assist with community outreach. In 2011, she served as the President of the Palm Beach County School Administrators’ Association, and in 2014 was named SECME Administrator of the Year.
In 2016, Mrs. Trejo was the first Mexican-American to be inducted into Auburndale High School’s Hall of Fame in Polk County, FL. In 2019, she was honored with receiving the Wings of Inspiration Award from the Florida Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, and given the 22nd Annual Triunfo Education Award by the Palm Beach Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Currently, she serves as a Board of Director for the Florida Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, Secretary for the ALAS State Affiliates, a part of the ALAS Superintendents Leadership Academy (SLA) signature program, Cohort X and an Ambassador for The Florida Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce for Palm Beach County.