Assistant Principal's Message

  • As the new Assistant Principal at Camino Real Elementary School, it is my sincere pleasure and honor to be back as a member of this great school community.  It is clear that there is a great partnership between school, the faculty, and parents who help provide a diverse experience for all of our students.

    Before becoming your Assistant Principal, I worked for Hays CISD for fifteen years.  I started my educational career as a kindergarten bilingual teacher at Tom Green Elementary.  My last ten years were spent at Camino Real, where I worked as a kindergarten and first grade bilingual teacher, a reading and math intervention teacher, and an instructional coach.  I also spent several months working as a district bilingual instructional coach at the start of this school year.  Education is my second career.  Prior to coming to Hays, I worked seven years in the Criminal Justice field as a Travis County Pre-Trial Officer and as a Juvenile Probation Officer.   My academic background includes a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Edward's University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. 

    I am truly honored to be appointed to this position.  I am very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to make Camino Real the best elementary school in Hays.  It is my goal to work with teachers, support staff, and Mrs. Soliz to provide the best educational experience for you and all the students at CRES. 

    Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, celebrations, or ideas you would like to share. 

    Sincerely,

    Elsa Ibarra