Gonzalo Salazar

Gonzalo Salazar Gonzalo Salazar was named Superintendent of the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District in June 2006.

He was named Interim Superintendent in December 2005.
Prior to being named Superintendent, Mr. Salazar was an administrator in the Los Fresnos CISD for more than five years. During that time, he served as assistant principal at Lopez-Riggins Elementary from 2000 to 2002, principal at Palmer-Laasko Elementary from 2002 to 2004, and principal at Olmito Elementary from August 2004 to December 2005.

During Mr. Salazar’s tenure, Los Fresnos CISD’s student performance has consistently surpassed state and regional averages. All 14 campuses have met state standards each year. As a result of student performance levels, Los Fresnos CISD is among 26 districts in the state to receive the College Readiness distinction and is one of only five districts in Texas to receive this distinction three consecutive years from 2014-16.

Mr. Salazar takes pride in working alongside exceptional campus leaders who he credits for student success and for building capacity in staff through content specific professional development. He works collaboratively with the Leadership Team to ensure that students are participating in meaningful learning experiences that prepare them for post-secondary education and the workforce.  
Mr. Salazar was raised in Brownsville. In 1996, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Spanish and minor in Bilingual Education at The University of Texas at Brownsville. In 1999, he received a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Educational Administration from UTB. In 2011, The University of Texas at Brownsville honored him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.  Mr. Salazar models life-long learning and is actively pursuing a doctoral degree through The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

He serves on the UIL Legislative Council, TASA Commissioner’s Cabinet of Superintendents, TASA Legislative Council, Executive Board for RGV LEAD and RGV Focus, and serves on the Advisory Committee of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley College of Education and P-16 Integration.

Mr. Salazar is one of 38 superintendents in Texas selected to participate in the Future-Ready Superintendents Program. He is a contributor to the ongoing Visioning Institute Document, “Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas.” He represents Region One on Texas Education Agency’s Accountability Policy Advisory Committee and is a member of several community service groups.
Mr. Salazar is married to Sandra America Salazar. The couple has three children – one who is a 2017 graduate of Los Fresnos High School and the younger two who attend Los Fresnos CISD schools.

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