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Seigel Selected to Serve as Principal at Sambrano Elementary School

Mr. Ernesto Seigel

Ernesto Seigel

The San Elizario Independent School District is excited to announce Mr. Ernesto Siegel as the new principal at Sambrano Elementary School.  During a recent special meeting, the San Elizario ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to accept Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez's recommendation of Ernesto Siegel as the new principal for Sambrano Elementary School.  Sambrano Elementary School is home to all the district’s students in grades kindergarten through second-grade students. 

Mr. Siegel's experience in public education has been steady for 24 years in the San Elizario ISD.  He is a former teacher for students in grades 1st and 5th.  Mr. Seigel's experience also includes administrative roles.  He presently serves as an assistant principal at Alarcon Elementary School.  Mr. Siegel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Bilingual Education and a Master's Degree as an Instructional Specialist in Educational Technology.  The San Elizario ISD is excited as Sambrano Elementary School is home to the district's new dual-language program.    Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rogelio Segovia states, "Mr. Siegel has demonstrated a focus on improving young student learners' abilities, which compliments the dual language support we are already providing at Sambrano Elementary School."  

Principal Siegel states, "My vision for all children is for them to have the necessary resources, materials, best educators, and support so they can continue on a path to success."  He believes that "All children can learn and succeed if, given all of the above, we make time for them, and inspire them to believe in themselves."    

Besides all the obligations as a principal, Mr. Seigel understands the responsibilities are to ensure that students are in a safe environment.  One of his goals is to create the best learning environment for students and establish respectful and positive relationships with every student.  

Mr. Seigel attributes his success to his wife of 32 years, his three children, Irma, Andre, and Noah Seigel.  Mr. Seigel has much gratitude for the San Elizario Independent School District as he begins his 25th year of service.  Through his work in San Elizario ISD, Seigel states "I am grateful because it has allowed my wife and my two eldest children to complete their college careers." For Mr. Seigel, this has enabled accomplishing several educational milestones, and his dream is for his entire family to hold college degrees.  His youngest son Noah still needs a few more years before he begins his college career. 

Mr. Seigel will begin his assignment on July 1, 2021.