Boyd Elementary Principal
One Team… One Goal… Student Success!
I was born in Cuba and came to the US (California) when I was nine years old. My family moved to Texas 17 years ago, and we call Allen our home. “A-UP!” I have been married for 21 years. We have a daughter who is an Allen High School graduate and now attends Texas State, and our son attends Bolin Elementary as a 6th grader.
*B.A. in History from UC, Irvine
*Master of Education (M.Ed) in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification from Dallas Baptist University
*Superintendent Certification from UT, Arlington
*Soon to Pursuit a Doctoral Program
As an educator I have experienced a diverse look at education. These experiences have included; K-5th teacher, Bilingual/ESL teacher, Outreach Consultant (Community/Parent Liaison), Bilingual Instructional Specialist, Assistant Principal, Director of Bilingual/ESL Programs, and Principal. I am an advocate for bilingual education, and currently serve on the Board of the Bilingual/ESL Education Association of the Metroplex (B.E.A.M.) as the Past President and the Board of the Texas Association of Bilingual Education (TABE) as the secretary.
I believe that in order for every student to be successful, we must have high expectations and quality instruction that meets the learning needs of each individual student. The school has to function as a community of students, staff, and parents who work together with the common goal of ensuring that the needs of students come first. As an educational leader I am committed to providing a caring and safe school environment that allows each student to grow socially, emotionally, and academically in order to reach his/her potential.
This will be my 26th years in education. Education has been a true calling in my life, and I have enjoyed and learned from every role that I have had. I spent 4 of those years at Boyd elementary as a teacher and a Bilingual Instructional Specialist about 15 years ago. Being back at Boyd feels like I am coming back home.
This will be my 3rd year at Boyd as the campus principal. It is an honor and a blessing to serve such an amazing group of students, parents, and teachers!