Socorro Administrator Named Region 19 High School Assistant Principal of the Year

Diane Duncan, a Socorro High School administrator, has been named the Region 19 High School Assistant Principal of the Year by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals.

Duncan was recognized for her exemplary performance among campus level administrators in the region.

“I am honored and humbled to have been named the high school assistant principal of the year,” Duncan said. “I am blessed to be part of this great district that offers students endless opportunities.”

Duncan has more than 28 years of experience in education. She spent 21 years teaching English at the secondary and college level. In 2010, she became an assistant principal at Escontrias Elementary School where she helped the campus obtain its National Blue Ribbon School Award for its academic excellence. Prior to joining the Socorro High School leadership team, she was an assistant principal at Montwood High School.

“The best part about being an educator is working with the students and seeing them graduate,” she said. “Our job is to support our students, teachers, and our staff so they can be successful.”

Her focus on college readiness made her a great fit as the director of the Socorro Early College program, said Socorro High School principal Josh Tovar.

“She is a dedicated servant leader who works in the best interest of our students as they are getting ready for academia, and the world of work,” Tovar said.

Duncan was nominated for the award by her peers and a TASSP selection committee. She will be recognized at the annual TASSP conference next June in Austin.