Elisa Reyes has been selected as the new principal for Mistral Early Childhood Center. She has been with HISD for 23 years. She started as a First-Grade Bilingual Teacher at Barrick Elementary and then she transferred to Sutton Elementary, where she has been for the last 21 years. At Sutton, she has served in different capacities: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First-Grade Bilingual Teacher, Technology Applications Teacher, Instructional Specialist, and currently Dean of Instruction.
Reyes began her education at the University of Nuevo Leon, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in science with a Major in Linguistics and a Minor in ESL. She came to the United States as an exchange graduate student at Tulane University, where she earned a master’s degree in Arts of Teaching.