Irving, Texas. August 5, 2014 –
Isabel Salazar has been selected to lead Lady Bird Johnson Middle School as its new principal. Salazar has most recently served as principal of Henry Kinkeade Early Childhood School, a position she has been in since 2013.
"I'm deeply honored for the opportunity and confidence Irving ISD has given me to help students become well-rounded and college-ready," Salazar says. "I believe in all kids. I believe they are our future leaders. I love working with students to become academically successful and reach their potential. I'm very excited to return to middle school and continue to do the job I love!"
Salazar has worked in education for the past 18 years, starting her career as a Spanish teacher at Skyline High School in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). She went on to teach Advanced Placement Spanish at Hillcrest High School and then serve as a bilingual kindergarten teacher at Pleasant Grove Elementary School, both in DISD. Salazar then moved on to leadership positions in DISD including assistant principal and acting principal of Lida Hooe Elementary, assistant principal and associate principal of Hector P. Garcia Middle School and assistant principal of H. Grady Spruce High School.
Dr. Parra introduced Salazar to the Lady Bird Johnson Middle School teachers and staff this morning. "Isabel Salazar has significant experience as a secondary school administrator as well as secondary and elementary teaching experience. That experience will serve as an immediate 'commonality' as she builds relationships with the staff and parents of Lady Bird Johnson Middle School," says Superintendent of Schools Jose L. Parra, Ed.D. "She is an individual who is focused on student success and committed to provide leadership and support to students and staff members. Ms. Salazar is tireless in her efforts to help students and staff be successful."
Salazar earned a Master of Education from Texas A&M-Commerce and a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Spanish from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.
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