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2016-2017 Principals of the Year recognized

April 7, 2017

CFISD Principals of the Year Susan Higgins of Smith Middle School and Yvette Garcia of Holbrook Elementary School were honored during a Region 4 Principal Recognition Ceremony on April 5 at the Hotel ZaZa. Pictured, from left, are Roy Garcia, associate superintendent of school administration and leadership development; Belinda Price, guest of Susan Higgins; Susan Higgins, Smith principal; Alisa Zelaya, guest of Yvette Garcia; Yvette Garcia, Holbrook principal; Dr. Linda Macias, associate superintendent of curriculum, instruction and accountability; Donna Sheppard, assistant superintendent of elementary school administration; and Travis Fanning, assistant superintendent of secondary school administration.
CFISD Principals of the Year Susan Higgins of Smith Middle School and Yvette Garcia of Holbrook Elementary School were honored during a Region 4 Principal Recognition Ceremony on April 5 at the Hotel ZaZa. Pictured, from left, are Roy Garcia, associate superintendent of school administration and leadership development; Belinda Price, guest of Susan Higgins; Susan Higgins, Smith principal; Alisa Zelaya, guest of Yvette Garcia; Yvette Garcia, Holbrook principal; Dr. Linda Macias, associate superintendent of curriculum, instruction and accountability; Donna Sheppard, assistant superintendent of elementary school administration; and Travis Fanning, assistant superintendent of secondary school administration. 

April 7, 2017—CFISD representatives for Region 4 Principal of the Year, Yvette Garcia of Holbrook Elementary School and Susan Higgins of Smith Middle School, were recognized during a Region 4 Principal Recognition Ceremony at Hotel ZaZa on April 5.

Garcia and Higgins were both selected by their CFISD principal peers earlier in the spring to serve as district representatives for the honor.

Garcia has 32 years of experience in education, including eight years as a CFISD principal at Francone (2009-2012) and Holbrook (2012-present) elementary schools.

“I appreciate and am honored by my colleagues’ recognition,” Garcia said. “The Holbrook staff are the true heroes.”

Higgins has 39 of experience in education, including 16 years as a CFISD principal at Arnold (2001-2009) and Smith (2009-present) middle schools.

“It was a great honor to represent all of the wonderful secondary principals in our district,” Higgins said. “I am very grateful for the recognition and my years in CFISD.”

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