Child Development Program Coordinator and Faculty
Brookhaven College

A certified bilingual teacher for children from kindergarten through sixth grade, Johnny Castro earned a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies (human development, family studies, sociology, psychology and early childhood education) and a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies, both from Texas Tech University. After completing his studies there, he served as an infant and toddler teacher for the university’s lab school and served as a teacher coordinator and preschool teacher for the Texas Migrant Head Start program. He has also taught in the Irving ISD as a bilingual kindergarten teacher. He has taught in Brookhaven’s Child Development and Teacher preparation programs since 2003.

A member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYEC) and Child Development Educators Association of Texas, he has served on various committees and as an officer for the South Plains Association for the Education of Young Children. He conducts training sessions for Head Start of Greater Dallas, Child Care Group Inc. and other programs on topics such as culture and diversity, child guidance, racism in the classroom and techniques for English-language learners. He has also supervised and trained adjunct faculty in teaching on-line courses and is a volunteer storyteller at Lee Britain Elementary School in Irving.