The Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) announced Monday the recent appointment of two middle school principals.
Alejandro “Alex” Armendariz, current Bel Air Middle School assistant principal, has been named principal of Valley View Middle School.
Armendariz began his professional career in 1999 as a science teacher at Hornedo Middle School, and has since worked as a support teacher and assistant principal.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from UTEP and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Sul Ross State University.
Sarah Venegas, current Title I instructional coordinator at the El Paso Independent School District, has been named principal of Eastwood Middle School.
Venegas began her 17-year career in education as a third-grade teacher at Helen Ball Elementary School.
Since that time, she has also worked as a middle-school English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) facilitator, instructional coordinator, and assistant principal.
Venegas holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and a master’s degree in educational leadership, both from UTEP.