Board approves principal hires at four campuses

The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees approved the hiring of principals at Bonham, Dishman, Treasure Hills and Secondary Alternative Center during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

The board approved the hiring Herminia Ramirez at Bonham Elementary, Irma Davis at Dishman, Virginia Armstrong at Treasure Hills and Daniel Araiza at the Secondary Alternative Center.

“The district has a history of outstanding leadership,” Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores said. “These principals will continue that tradition of keeping students first and in fulfilling the needs of our community.”

Ramirez will head the staff at Bonham after serving Zavala Elementary as an assistant principal since 2007. She has worked in education since 2001 as a elementary teacher at Sam Houston Elementary and as a literacy coach in San Benito Consolidated Independent School District.

Ramirez received her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Texas at Brownsville. She was also a member of the district’s leadership academy, Team One, during the programs first year.

Davis comes to HCISD after serving Los Fresnos High School as an assistant principal and the Mercedes Early College Academy as a principal. Davis comes to HCISD with 21 years of experience in education, including 11 years at HCISD as a substitute and full time teacher.

Davis earned her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Texas Pan American.

At Treasure Hills, the board approved the hiring of Armstrong, who spent the past three years as the assistnat principal of Lee Means Elementary. Armstrong has been with HCISD for the past 10 years, working also as a teacher and instructional facilitator at Long Elementary.

Armstrong earned her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Texas at Brownsville. She was a member of Team One this past year.

The board also approved the hiring for SAC at the meeting, selecting Araiza, the assistant principal at Coakley Middle School since 1997. He comes to SAC with 24 years experience in education with HCISD, including time at Gutierrez MIddle School as an assistant principal, a teacher at Vernon Middle School and at SAC as a technology specialist.

Araiza earned his bachelors degree from Southwest Texas State University and his masters from the University of Texas at Brownsville. He was a member of Team One during its first year.

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