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CISD Welcomes Dr. Veronica Vijil as Associate Superintendent
CISD Welcomes Dr. Veronica Vijil as Associate Superintendent
Posted on 03/24/2016
Please help me congratulate Dr. Veronica Vijil upon her appointment as our new Associate Superintendent and welcome her to Team Canutillo.  An experienced leader in education, Dr. Vijil returns home to El Paso County after serving the past 19 years as an educator in the Spring ISD within the Houston metropolitan area. As you know, Dr. Vijil succeeds longtime educator Ms. Annette Brigham, who retired last month.
 
Dr. Vijil is a graduate of Burgess High School and began her educational career as an English teacher at Riverside Middle School. After a seven-year teaching position in Indianapolis, Dr. Vijil relocated to the Houston area where she served as a science teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and most recently Executive Director of Data Management & Compliance for Spring ISD. Since September 2012, Dr. Vijil has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Sam Houston State University where she taught a Campus Business Management course as part of the Master of Education in Administration and the Principal Certification programs.
 
Dr. Vijil earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University in Indianapolis. She later earned her Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, after completing her dissertation entitled, “Experiences of High School Hispanic Girls in Pursuit of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics-Related Coursework and Careers.” She has also earned five Texas Educator Certificates and is the recipient of numerous accolades including the Spring ISD Secondary Principal and Teacher of the Year and two-time state semi-finalist in the HEB Excellence in Education Award. Dr. Vijil is bilingual in English and Spanish and enjoys cycling and running.
 
If you have not yet had the chance to meet her, you will soon discover that she is a warm person with high expectations and demanding standards of excellence. I appreciate the efforts of those of you who have welcomed her to the campuses and look forward to her future contributions to our student, faculty and staff.