Special Education Department
Academic Service Division
Melissa Olivarez graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1995. She worked in the field of social work for seven years before beginning her career in education in 2002. Mrs. Olivarez earned her Master's Degree in Education from Texas A&M University in Kingsville in 2004, and was employed as a Special Education teacher by SISD in 2005 before becoming a Diagnostician in 2006. Mrs. Olivarez returned to Socorro Independent School District in 2010 after serving as the Coordinator for Special Education at Calallen ISD for two years.