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LISD appoints new elementary school principals


The LISD board approved the promotion of several educators to elementary school principals at a recent board meeting. Educators will join the LISD management team as back-to-school principals on Monday August 16.

LISD School Principal Dr Sylvia G. Rios is pleased to announce the appointments of Dolores Flores, Michelle Gonzalez and Ana Mastee as new elementary school principals for the district.

“As we plan for the 2021-2022 school year, I am confident that our new principals will have a positive impact on the lives of our students,” said Dr Rios. “They are committed to serving as educational leaders with high expectations related to student success. “

Dolores Flores, who has more than 25 years of service at LISD, will be Principal of Ryan Elementary School. Flores started her educational career as a second grade teacher at Ligarde Primary School. She was also a second and fourth grade teacher at Macdonell Elementary School, and a second and third grade teacher and teaching specialist at Santo Nino Elementary School. Most recently, she was Assistant Principal at Ryan Elementary School, which was a National Blue Ribbon School in 2019. She received a Bachelor of Science from Texas Woman’s University and holds a Masters of Bilingual Education from Texas A&M International. University.

Michelle Gonzalez, who was vice-principal at Milton Elementary School, has been appointed principal of Santo Nino Elementary School, which is a high performing school. Gonzalez, a seasoned 15-year-old educator, began her career with United ISD where she was a self-employed teacher at Arndt Elementary School. Gonzalez was also a counselor at Milton Elementary School. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Psychology and a Masters of Arts and Science in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M International University.

Ana Mastee will be the principal of Tarver Primary School, which is also a high performing school. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and holds a Master of Science in Curriculum and Teaching and a Master of Science in Educational Administration. Mastee was previously a fifth and sixth grade language arts, reading, math and social studies teacher at Mary Help of Christian School, Nye Elementary and Trautmann Middle School. She has been a teacher, curriculum and instructional technology director and vice-principal at St. Augustine High School, a sixth grade reading teacher at Memorial Middle School, and vice-principal at Cigarroa High School.

In addition, Jose Perez, who has been Principal of Santo Nino Primary School for the past six years, has been appointed Principal of Santa Maria Primary School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Texas A&M International University. Perez is a seasoned educator with over 20 years of service at LISD. He served the district in a variety of capacities, including as a teacher’s aide, tutor, and teacher. Perez was deputy principal in Santo Nino and principal of the Dovalina primary school.


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