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Patrick LopezPhone: 512.475.9704

Dana Center Role

Patrick is a senior program coordinator for the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO). He has been at THEO since 1992, working to improve the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Prior to Joining the Dana Center

Patrick was at the Texas Education Agency’s Dropout Information Clearinghouse. His professional interests include the relationships between poverty and education, the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness, and reading acquisition.


B.A., Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence

Selected Publications

James, B. W., & Lopez, P. L. (2003). Transporting homeless students to increase stability: A case study of two Texas districts. Journal of Negro Education, 72(1), 126–140.

Office for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. (1997). Pieces of the puzzle: Creating success for students in homeless situations. Austin: Author.