Diego Linares, a native of Bogota, Colombia, has been named School Support Officer for the Northwest Schools Office. Dr. Linares began his career as a bilingual teacher in Alief ISD, where he also served as a high school assistant principal. He served as an elementary school principal in the Stafford Municipal School District before being recruited by HISD to serve as principal of Scarborough High School. He led Scarborough out of improvement–required status by meeting TEA standards and receiving distinctions in mathematics and science. Dr. Linares earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Universidad Santo Tomas in Bogota, a master’s degree in educational leadership from University of Houston at Clear Lake, and a doctorate in educational leadership from University of Houston. He also completed the Educational Entrepreneurship Program at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.