The Canutillo Independent School District recently appointed Jesica Rendon Arellano as Principal of Gonzalo & Sofia Garcia Elementary School. She has 14 years of experience as an educator and also worked nearly 7 years in the private sector as a Facilities/Environmental and Manufacturing Engineer.
“Mrs. Arellano brings a unique combination of effective analytical and positive leadership skills in her approach to curriculum and instruction,” said Dr. Pedro Galavíz, CISD Superintendent. “We are excited to have her build on to our district goals of a quality educational experience and lead the Garcia Elementary community.”
Mrs. Arellano began her educational career as a Trade and Industrial teacher at Canutillo High School in 2002. She has held different positions within CISD that include Math teacher and Instructional Coach at Northwest Early College High School, Instructional Coordinator of Social Studies and Advanced Academics with the Curriculum and Instruction Division, and Math and Science Instructional Coach at Canutillo High School.
Her last appointment was Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Canutillo High School.
Mrs. Arellano also served as an External Instructional Coach for Educate Texas, a nationally recognized reform program with the goal of enabling all students, particularly those from traditionally underserved populations, to attain a college degree.
She is a graduate of Ysleta High School and earned a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. Mrs. Arellano also holds an Administrator Certificate from the Region 19 Principal Alternative Certification Program.