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Current Trustee Term Runs May 2019 to May 2022
Esperanza Orosco was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2016. She is a former early childhood and fourth grade bilingual teacher at Hays CISD and has been a part of the district for more than ten years.
As a former bilingual teacher at Hays CISD for more than ten years, my experience in the classroom and in the field of education has given me a unique perspective on the school board.
I had the honor of serving as president of the Hays Educators Association/TSTA for seven years, where I advocated for educators, education support staff, transportation, custodial, and cafeteria staff. My work in that capacity allowed me to interact with employees throughout our district – dedicated individuals who make great things happen daily for our students.
During the course of my service on the board, residents and Hays CISD staff have seen us strengthen our academic programs, address issues of rapid growth, and recruit and retain top quality educators. I, and my fellow board members, have teamed with district leaders to improve the learning environment for our students and working conditions for our education professionals. I have also continued my advocacy by championing issues of compensation and benefits for our employees.
We all know that public education is central to our freedom and democracy, and has played a foundational role in sustaining our society. Parents, children, business owners, taxpayers – every one of us – is invested in our public schools and we deserve to have the most effective, efficient, and responsible system in place that is charged with educating our children. I am committed to working with other members of the board to keep our public schools in Hays CISD the best choice for families who want their children to receive a world-class education with a diverse array of options and opportunities.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, and my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Texas State University. I have served on the board of the Texas Association for Bilingual Education, and currently serve as the president of the board of Community Action of Central Texas. I am also a member of the Hays County Child Protective Board, the Friends of the Kyle Library, and the Kyle Rotary Club. I have served on numerous district and campus committees, including the district’s Strategic Planning Committee, Strategic Planning Subcommittee on Employees, Calendar Committee, and Transfer Policy Committee. Additionally, I have participated on various Campus Leadership Teams and served as a mentor teacher, team leader, campus dual language department co-chair, Bilingual Vertical Team chair, and student council sponsor.
My husband, David Salazar, previously served on Kyle City Council and on numerous boards and committees, and currently serves on the Board of the Hays Education Foundation. We have two daughters, Raspberry, a student in one of our district’s elementary schools, and Mercedes Salazar-Campirano, a graduate of Hays High School. My family and I have lived in Hays County since 2001, and make investing in our community a priority.