• Socorro ISD Board of Trustees

    The Socorro ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven elected citizens who work with community leaders, families, and educators to develop sound educational policies that support student achievement and ensure the solvency of the District. They have been named twice as the Region 19 Board of the Year in 2012 and 2015. The SISD Board also earned the prestigious title of 2015 Texas Honor Board, being recognized for their commitment to their students and community, a continued focus on student achievement and improvement, and high ethical standards in governing the school district.  Together, they are a strong and cohesive team that helps the district continuously set and achieve new levels of excellence. Five of the trustees represent single-member districts and two are elected at-large.

Portrait of Board Trustee Eduardo Mena
Eduardo Mena
District 1
Term Expires: 2023
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Eduardo "Eddie" Mena was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating from Santa Ana High School, he entered the U.S. Army, where he served a military tour in Iraq.
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Portrait of Board Trustee Gary Gandara
Pablo Barrera
Vice President
District 5
Term Expires: 2025
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Pablo Barrera is a product of the Socorro Independent School District and is a graduate of Americas High School Class of 2003.
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Portrait of Board Trustee David Oscar Morales
David O. Morales
District At-Large
Term Expires: 2023
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Socorro family roots run deep with Mr. Morales. His great grandfather owned and operated The Modelo General Store in Socorro, Texas in the early 1900’s.
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Portrait of Board Vice President Angelica Rodriguez
Ricardo O. Castellano
District 3
Term Expires: 2025
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Ricardo “Richard” Castellano was born in El Paso and graduated from Riverside High School.
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Portrait of Board Trustee Paul Guerra
Paul Guerra
District 4
Term Expires: 2025
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A former teacher in Canutillo ISD, Paul Guerra is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso and has 16 years experience in heating, cooling and plumbing sales and management.
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Portrait of Board President Cynthia Najera
Cynthia Ann Najera
District 2
Term Expires: 2025
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Cynthia Najera has been a Socorro ISD parent for the past 12 years and is a former Parent Liaison for Horizon Heights Elementary School.
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Portrait of Board Trustee Michael Najera
Michael A. Najera
District At-Large
Term Expires: 2023
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Michael Najera is Executive Director of Client Transformation at Change Healthcare, a provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions in the U.S. healthcare system.
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  • 2021 Board Portrait

    Top row from left to right: Cynthia Ann Najera, Michael A. Najera, Pablo Barrera, and Paul Guerra;
    Bottom row from left to right: Vice President Ricardo O. Castellano, President David O. Morales, and Secretary Eduardo Mena.