Jose Santos has been selected as the new principal of Middle College High School at Houston Community College-Fraga. For 18 years, he has served at HISD in various capacities, including as an assistant principal Sterling Aviation Early College High School. Prior to that, he served as dean of students at the Advanced Virtual Academy. He has also taught at East Early College High School and in 2008 received the Teacher of the Year Award. Santos holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston-Downtown and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M University.
Mario M. Sandoval has been selected as the new principal of Northline Elementary School. With 10 years of experience, Sandoval has served as an assistant principal, teacher specialist, and elementary math teacher. In 2013, he was named Bilingual Teacher of the Year for the East Area and most recently served as principal of Elite STEM Primary Academy. Sandoval holds a bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Houston-Downtown and a master’s in Educational Administration at University of St. Thomas.
Jasmine Giron has been selected as the new principal of McReynolds Middle School. Giron has worked as an educator at HISD since 2009, where she started as an associate teacher at Kelso Elementary School serving first-grade bilingual students. From 2010 to 2014, she served as an IPC teacher, biology teacher, AP environmental science teacher, and lead biology teacher at Madison High School. In addition, she worked as a magnet coordinator at East Early College High School and Booker T. Washington High School. Most recently, she served as the dean of instruction at Milby High School. Giron earned her bachelor’s in Psychology: Pre-med from Texas Southern University and a master’s in Educational Leadership at Lamar University.
Sean McClish has been selected as the new principal of The School at St. George Place. McClish served as a teacher, department chair, and assistant principal at Byhalia High School in the Marshall County School District. In 2013, he began working at HISD, where he has served as an assistant principal and interim principal at Black Middle School. While at Black, McClish collaborated with teachers, parents, and administrators to transform the campus into one of the premier middle schools in HISD. He earned a bachelor’s in Biochemistry from University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s in Education Administration from Abilene Christian University.
Ana Aguilar has been selected as the new principal of Robinson Elementary School. Aguilar began her educational career as a teacher at HISD, where she has served as a teacher development specialist and assistant principal at Lewis Elementary School. During her tenure at Lewis, she focused on providing instructional support in reading and writing that led to academic gains and supported the implementation of restorative discipline practices campus-wide. Aguilar holds a bachelor’s in Liberal Arts from University of St. Thomas, a master’s from Lamar University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of Houston.
Carrie Flores has been selected as the new principal at Durham Elementary School. An alumni of HISD, Flores has served as a teacher, gifted and talented coordinator, as well as an assistant principal at Pilgrim Academy, where she was involved in the transformation of Pilgrim into a PK-8 campus. During her tenure, Pilgrim earned distinctions from the TEA and a recognition from Children at Risk. Flores earned her bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston and a master’s in Educational Administration from California State University-Bakersfield.
Cindy Tiet has been selected as the new principal of Daily Elementary School. With 22 years of experience, Tiet has served as a teacher, instructional coordinator, and dean of instruction at Barbara Bush Elementary School. During her tenure at Bush, the campus consistently earned an “A+” rating by Children at Risk and continues to increase academic achievement and progress in all areas. Tiet earned both her bachelor’s and master’s from Trinity University in San Antonio, where she was a recipient of the Murchison Scholarship in Education.
Zaira Gomez has been selected as the new principal of Cornelius Elementary School. Gomez is an alumni of HISD, where she attended Sunnyside Elementary School, Attucks Middle School and Worthing High School. Gomez has served as a clerk, teacher, literacy coach, and assistant principal. During her time at Cornelius, she worked with students, parents, teachers, and leaders to increase the academic performance of the school. She holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Houston-Downtown, a master’s in Counseling from University of St. Thomas, and a principal certification from Lamar University.
Eva Campos has been selected as the new principal of Browning Elementary School. She has served as a teacher aide, bilingual teacher, district bilingual instructional supervisor, assistant principal, PEIMS manager, and teacher specialist at Benbrook Elementary School. Campos is a native Houstonian and a graduate from High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Most recently, she was awarded a “Two-Way Systemwide” and an International Baccalaureate grant to help bring resources to students at HISD. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of St. Thomas.
HISD’s Alternative Certification Program (ACP) will host an information session on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Hattie Mae White (4400 West 18th St., 77092) for those interested in becoming a certified teacher in the district.
The HISD ACP program is a one-year program dedicated to recruiting individuals from diverse educational and career backgrounds who are passionate about students, teaching, and learning.