El Paso Independent School District Superintendent Juan Cabrera today announced the appointment of three long-time educators to the positions of area superintendents.
The three administrators are charged with providing leadership and support to the schools assigned to their respective areas. They work closely with principals to meet goals, and serve as a point of contact between the campuses and central office.
“The area superintendents are an integral part of our plan for success,” Cabrera said. “Our goal as administration is to support our students, teachers and principals. The area superintendents have a special bond with the campuses, and I expect for that relationship to continue.”
Blanca Garcia, the former principal at Transmountain Early College, is the new Area 1 Superintendent. She will oversee the El Paso High, Bowie and Jefferson/Silva feeder patterns, as well as Transmountain, and the College, Career and Technology Academy.
Garcia had served as interim area superintendent since the spring.
Carla Gonzales, the former principal at Chapin High School, is the new Area 2 Superintendent. She will oversee the Chapin, Franklin and Austin feeder patterns, as well as the Center for Career and Technology Education. Gonzales had served as interim area superintendent since June.
Dino Coronado, the former School Supports Officer at the Houston Independent School District, is the new Area 3 Superintendent. He will oversee the Andress, Irvin, and Burges feeder patterns, as well as the Delta Academy, the Raymond Telles Academy and LaFarelle Middle School.
“We are excited to have these well respected, top-notch educational leaders join our ranks in this new capacity,” said Vincent Sheffield, EPISD’s Deputy Superintendent for Administration.
“We are confident that their leadership will be critical in our efforts to support the education of our students.” Taryn Bailey, the District’s Chief Schools Officer, said the addition of Garcia, Gonzales and Coronado as area superintendents will be instrumental in reaching the academic and administrative milestones the Board of Trustees have outlined for EPISD.
“These three educational leaders have a long history of service to children and will do a wonderful job of helping us meet the goals outlined in our strategic plan,” she said. Bailey will continue to oversee the Coronado feeder pattern.
Area Superintendent Marielo Morales announced her retirement effective Aug. 31.