El Paso ISD Names Administrators to lead Academics, Special Ed

Two experienced educators were named to key positions in the El Paso Independent School District’s team of education leaders, Superintendent Juan E. Cabrera announced Monday.

Elizabeth C. Saenz is the new Deputy Superintendent of Academics and School Leadership and Stacy Venson is the new Assistant Superintendent of Special Services. Both start their tenure in EPISD Monday, May 22

“EPISD is a leader in innovation in instruction and these two educators have the skills and experience to build on the active learning foundation we have laid out over the last four years,” Cabrera said. “Ms. Saenz and Ms. Venson are ready to become part of the EPISD success story and we welcome their desire to serve the children of our community.”

Saenz is a longtime Texas public-school educator who taught in the Presidio school district and served as superintendent at the Balmorhea, Cotulla and West Oso school districts. She also served as the executive director of special projects at the Texas Association of School Administrators.

Saenz has a bachelors of arts and masters in education degrees from Sul Ross State University and she has completed all coursework toward a doctorate degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin.

Venson is an experienced special education advocate who has lead large programs aimed at helping students with special needs. Most recently she served as the Director of Curriculum & Instruction for Special Education in the Dallas school district. She’s also served as a transitional services supervisor and special-education teacher in North Texas and Oklahoma.

She has a bachelors of science degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and a masters of education in special education from the University of North Texas.