The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District congratulated the assistant principals of tomorrow at an evening of reflection on Dec. 5.
11 teachers, counselors, instructional facilitators and professionals from across HCISD came together to celebrate their graduation from the Aspiring Assistant Principals Academy. The academy is a program for school leaders to meet once a month for professional development, and to learn about the structure of the public school district.
“Today is about you and honoring the amazing things you’ve done,” said Loretta Sanchez, director for human resources. “You all are the future leaders at HCISD, and you work with our students that are very close to our heart.”
To witness the monumental step in their administrative careers, members of school board and administration came out to support the graduates, and speak to the importance their participation in the academy holds.
“We have a leadership pipeline, and it’s about the impact you will have in our students lives,” said Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores. “It’s our responsibility to educate all students, and to give them the opportunity to go to any university or pursue any career they dream of.”
The day was a celebration of the journey it took to the finishing point, which included job shadowing, administrative mentors and a leadership journal.
Participants in the academy aspire to advance or have already been promoted into assistant administrative positions. To enroll, they had to go through an intense application process. The cohort started the academy in December 2011.
This is the third cohort that has completed the academy, and previous classes have had a promotion rate of 67% percent.
Aspiring Assistant Principals Academy Graduates:
Julie Acosta – Special Education
Adriana Arellano – Bowie
Rosa Armistead- Bowie
Diana Hale- Coakley
Joy Hoeflinger – Harlingen High School South
Elizabeth Lopez- Dishman
Patti Muniz – Halringen High School
Cassandra Rodruigez – ‘Coakley
Jesus Saldivar- Wilson
Clarissa Gonzalez- Harlingen High School South
Shannon Reyna- Special Education