Assistant Principals' 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.
As the new Assistant Principal at Camino Real Elementary School, it is an honor and privilege to be able to serve as a member of this great school community. My own child attended Camino Real and it is evident that this is a great school because of the partnership that exists between the community, the faculty, the parents, and the school. I love helping others and being a supportive and reliable “go-to” person.
Before coming to CRES, I worked for Hays CISD for sixteen years. I started my educational career as a Spanish teacher at Hays High School. I’ve had numerous leadership roles including being Department Chair, District Lead, and RTI/Testing Coordinator.
Teaching is my second career. Prior to teaching, I was a law enforcement officer from 1990-2001. I’ve worked as a Corrections Officer, a Deputy, a Police Officer, a School Resource Officer, and a US Customs Agent. I had to quickly learn how to have crucial conversations and manage difficult situations as respectfully and safely as possible.
My academic background includes a Bachelor’s Degree and two Master’s Degrees from Texas State University. I often am the “go-to” person when a group of my peers needs assistance or clarification on requirements or due dates. Being able to help others while I developed my own craft has been a real benefit to my growth.
While working at Hays CISD, I also developed meaningful relationships with community members and students. I hope to do the same at Camino Real.
It is truly an honor to be appointed to this position. I am looking forward to making Camino Real the best school in the district. It is my goal to work with teachers, support staff, Ms. Ibarra, and Mrs. Soliz to provide the greatest academic experience to help all the students at CRES reach their full potential.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, comments, suggestions, etc. ¡Sí se puede!
Alberta De La Paz
Camino Real Elementary School
Camino Real Elementary