21 teachers, one administrator recognized for earning advanced degrees

Twenty teachers who earned master's degrees and two Los Cuates Middle School staff members who earned doctorate degrees were recognized at the Los Fresnos CISD Board of Trustees Monday.
 
Traditionally, those earning advanced degrees are recognized twice a year and presented plaques at a Board meeting. But because of the pandemic limiting audience attendance in the last 12 months, no staff members had been recognized in one year.
 
Superintendent Gonzalo Salazar told the Board that now 33 percent of Los Fresnos CISD teachers have attained at least a master's degree. School principals introduced the teachers are read a short biography about their achievements.
 
The two receiving doctorate degrees were both from Los Cuates Middle School. They were:
  • Alexandra Saldivar, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Texas A&M University, August 2020.
  • Chrissy Clements, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Northcentral University (Ariz.), August 2020.
The 18 receiving master's degrees were:
  • Las Yescas Elementary: Rosario Corona, Master of Public Affairs, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, December 2020.
  • Laureles Elementary: Priscilla Ramirez, Master of Education in Educational Technology, Texas A&M University, December 2020.
  • Lopez-Riggins Elementary: Crystal de la Fuente, Master of Education in Special Education, UTRGV.
  • Los Fresnos Elementary: Andrew Atkinson, Master of Education in Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Arlington, December 2020.
  • Olmito Elementary: Veronica Cardenas, Master of Education in Special Education, UTRGV, June 2020.
  • Olmito Elementary: Manuela Mata-Hinojosa, Master of Education in Counseling and Development, Lamar University, December 2020.
  • Olmito Elementary: Eliza Perez, Master of Science in Clinical Medical Health Counseling, The University of St. Thomas (Texas), May 2020.
  • Olmito Elementary: Graciela Rubio, Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts, Sam Houston State University, December 2020.
  • Dora Romero Elementary: Ana Maria Greenwood, Master of Education in Educational Leadership, UTRGV, December 2020.
  • Villareal Elementary: Janet Lozoya, Master of Education in Triple Literacy, The University of Texas at Arlington, December 2019.
  • Liberty Memorial Middle School: Lonnie Lopez, Master of Education in Coaching and Sports Administration, Concordia University (Texas), January 2020.
  • Liberty Memorial Middle School:Melissa Vega, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, UTRGV.
  • Resaca Middle School: Erica Elizondo, Master of Education in Educational Administration, Lamar University, December 2020.
  • Resaca Middle School: Abel Gomez, Master of Education in Educational Administration, Lamar University, December 2020.
  • Los Fresnos United: Patricia Hernandez, Master of Science in Mathematics, UTRGV.
  • Los Fresnos United: Gregorio Peña, Master of Science in Sports Administration, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, August 2020.
  • Los Fresnos United: Ariel Torres, Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts, Sam Houston State University, December 2020.
  • Los Fresnos High School: Kristine Barrera, Master of Agriculture in Agricultural Development, December 2020.
  • Los Fresnos High School: Emiliana Moreno-Escobar, Master of Education in Educational Technology, UTRGV, June 2020.
  • Los Fresnos High School: Arturo Saldivar, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University, August 2020.
To see the photos of the presentations, visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/losfresnos/albums.