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AISD Board of Trustees Approves New Principal Appointments

Clayton, Galindo get new leaders

On Monday, Austin ISD's Board of Trustees approved new principal appointments for Clayton and Galindo elementary schools.
Clayton Elementary School
Amy Gonzales was appointed to lead Clayton Elementary School. Gonzales most recently served as the school's interim principal. 
In this role, she worked to provide professional development to teachers, mentored and supervised new campus administrators; and engaged the campus community as a member of the Campus Advisory Committee.
She previously served as assistant principal at Clayton, and taught English as a second language in kindergarten, first and fourth grades at Menchaca Elementary School. 
Gonzales has a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. 
Galindo Elementary School 
Natascha Barreto-Romero was appointed to lead Galindo Elementary School. 
Barreto-Romero most recently served as assistant principal at Blazier Elementary School. 
In this role, she served as the lead administrator for third-, fourth- and fifth-grade teachers and students. She focused on improving campus performance, giving teachers feedback through regular appraisals and informal visits.
She also organized and led end-of-year teacher leadership meetings to review schoolwide data and establish goals and focus areas for the upcoming school year. 
She previously served as reading specialist at Blazier and as a Pre-K and kindergarten teacher at Walnut Creek Elementary School. 
Barreto-Romero has a master's degree in education from Texas State University and a bachelor's degree in education from the University of New Mexico. 
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