Superintendent-Mr. Alejos Salazar
Dear Cardinal Family,
I am proud to serve our community as superintendent of schools for La Villa ISD. Being superintendent for La Villa ISD is truly an honor and I feel that my experience, knowledge and work ethic will allow me to further enhance my role as a contributing member of the La Villa ISD community. With over ten years of successful administrative experience, I understand and share the core belief that every child deserves the opportunity to attend college and be workforce ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century. I embrace the privilege to partner with the school board and staff of La Villa ISD, to take on this challenge and to contribute to the future of LVISD’s students in a positive manner.
Prior to becoming superintendent for La Villa ISD, I was employed as principal of La Villa Early College High School. Prior to joining La Villa ISD, I have served as secondary principal at a T-STEM Academy (6th-12th grade) with a neighboring school district and before that I have served as an elementary principal with another school district. During my tenure as principal at all three levels, I have helped to foster academic growth through a focused effort on teambuilding activities such as vertical alignment and the implementation of a Professional Learning Community. As a result, my campuses developed a culture of success for all students. Through a results oriented approach to decision-making, all efforts were assessed on the basis of results rather than intentions. Thus, the success that our students obtain at La Villa ISD will be by design.
A background rooted in my faith, a strong relationship with my family and a solid work ethic are the foundations which guide me in any undertaking. Prior to becoming superintendent, I have served as a principal, an assistant principal, a teacher, a coach, a paraprofessional and as a bus driver. As a result of my previous employment experiences, I have been able to gain a vast array of knowledge and skills that I utilize to be a better school administrator. I have learned that the success of a school is rooted in key relationships not only with the students but with the parents, teachers, central office administration, colleagues and community members. With the help of these key stakeholders, we can provide a quality education to our students based upon academic rigor and relevance. Thereby, being able to produce responsible graduates who can compete confidently in a dynamic global society.
Research indicates that school and student success are a direct result of having effective leadership. I believe that as superintendent with La Villa ISD is where I can best prove that I possess the leadership qualities, knowledge and passion to help the students and staff of La Villa ISD reach their goals.
It takes a village to raise a child…we are THAT village!
Alejos Salazar, Jr., ‘89