Mrs. Muro to Lead Uhland Elementary School
Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright announced Monday that Amanda Muro, current assistant principal at Uhland Elementary School, will serve as the new principal for the campus. At a special meeting on Monday, the Hays CISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring decision. Muro has 13 years of experience in education and has been a part of the Hays CISD family since 2017.
“Amanda was part of the leadership team that opened Uhland Elementary in 2018,” said Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright. “She is a passionate educator and leader who knows how to create an environment where all students can achieve success. Among her many strengths is her ability to create a positive campus culture that includes students, teachers, staff members, and student families working collaboratively. We are excited to promote Amanda from within our district to this campus leadership role.”
Before joining Hays CISD in 2017, as the assistant principal at Hemphill Elementary, Muro served as an instructional coach and a dual language coordinator in other districts. She began her career in education as a bilingual teacher in kinder, 1st and 2nd grades, and as a high school English as a Second Language (ESL) newcomer teacher. She has, throughout her career, been guided by the same goal: to ensure that students are not only academically successful at school, but also successful for future years to come – that they all can grow and learn so that they are able to achieve their goals.
“I love our students and I want nothing more than to see them thrive throughout their academic careers,” said Muro. “Maintaining high expectations for both teachers and students, as well as the highly effective systems we have built, will keep our instructional focus targeted and will continue to yield academic growth campus wide.”
Muro earned her Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Education in Educational Administration from Concordia University of Texas. In, 2018, she was named the Hays CISD Assistant Principal of the Year. She has also earned awards in the district for leadership and improved student attendance. Muro replaces Cynthia Vasquez, a long-time Hays CISD principal and teacher, who left Hays CISD to accept a promotion and leadership opportunity in another school district.