Board approves new principal at Wilson, three new assistant principals

The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Kristi David for the principal opening at Wilson Elementary, as well as the hiring of three assistant principals at Crockett, Lamar and Zavala elementary schools during Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

The Board also approved the hires of Mindy Sanchez at Crockett, Tracy Hitchcock at Lamar and Tanya Garza at Zavala for the assistant principal vacancies.

David comes to Wilson after five years at Dr. Rodriguez Elementary, where she served as the school’s assistant principal. She has been with HCISD since 1994, working at Memorial, Vernon and Vela middle schools as a GT facilitator and a science teacher. David is a graduate of Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She received her masters degree from the University of Texas at Brownsville.

Sanchez will take on her new role at Crockett, where she has worked for six years, including her most recent role as the campus’s instructional facilitator. She is a graduate of Texas Southmost College and UTB, where she also received her masters degree.

Hitchcock will join the staff at Lamar after six years with United Independent School District in Laredo, where she worked as a teacher, special populations coordinator, assistant principal and academic coordinator. She received her bachelors degree from Texas A&M University and her masters degree from Texas A&M International University in Laredo.

Garza will take on her new role at Zavala Elementary, the campus she has served for the past two years as an instructional facilitator. She will take on this new role after nine years in education, with experience in Edcouch-Elsa and Rio Hondo school districts. She holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Texas Pan American.

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