• January 23, 2022
 Ernesto Seigel selected to serve as principal at San Eli ISD’s Sambrano Elementary

“All children can learn and succeed if, given all of the above, we make time for them, and inspire them to believe in themselves.”

Ernesto Seigel selected to serve as principal at San Eli ISD’s Sambrano Elementary

Earlier this month, officials with the San Elizario Independent School District announced Ernesto Seigel as the new principal at Sambrano Elementary School.

During a recent special meeting, the San Elizario ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to accept Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez’s recommendation of Ernesto Seigel as the new principal for Sambrano Elementary School.

Sambrano Elementary School is home to all the district’s students in grades kindergarten through second-grade students.

Seigel’s experience in public education has been steady for 24 years in the San Elizario ISD.  He is a former teacher for students in grades 1st and 5th.

His experience also includes administrative roles, as he presently serves as an assistant principal at Alarcon Elementary School.  Seigel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bilingual Education and a Master’s Degree as an Instructional Specialist in Educational Technology.

Additionally, officials with SEISD are excited as Sambrano Elementary School is home to the district’s new dual-language program.

“Mr. Seigel has demonstrated a focus on improving young student learners’ abilities, which compliments the dual language support we are already providing at Sambrano Elementary School,” Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rogelio Segovia shared.

In addition to all the obligations as a principal, Mr. Seigel understands the responsibilities are to ensure that students are in a safe environment.  One of his goals is to create the best learning environment for students and establish respectful and positive relationships with every student.

“My vision for all children is for them to have the necessary resources, materials, best educators, and support so they can continue on a path to success,”  Principal Seigel states. “All children can learn and succeed if, given all of the above, we make time for them, and inspire them to believe in themselves.”

Seigel attributes his success to his wife of 32 years, his three children, Irma, Andre, and Noah Seigel.  He also has much gratitude for the San Elizario Independent School District as he begins his 25th year of service.

“I am grateful because it has allowed my wife and my two eldest children to complete their college careers,” Seigel adds.

Seigel began his assignment on July 1, 2021.

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