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We are happy to announce that Sylvia E. Fuentes has joined the CISDR Board of Directors. Sylvia has been an educator for 20 years. She is an accomplished leader, trainer and presenter with over a decade of successful, innovative experience in campus and central office administration, supporting school communities in the urban sector.
Sylvia has been recognized as a dynamic Turn-Around Principal for every school level from Elementary to Overage-High School. She is the first recipient of the Dallas Association of Counselors’ “Principal of the Year” award. In addition, she was recognized as “Principal of the Year” by the Association of Hispanic School Administrators of Dallas and was a Finalist for “Principal of the Year” with the Dallas Independent School District.
Currently, Sylvia is Lead Associate and Consultant for Stetson and Associates, Inc., where she provides expert support and consultation for school districts, educational organizations, and state agencies dedicated to supporting students. She is also the founder of Thriving Leaders Collaborative, a leading organization that supports school transformation through school personnel, family and community empowerment to effect sustainable change.
Sylvia has a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently in the Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership K-12 and Policy Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with an expected graduation date of May 2019.
We are grateful to have Sylvia’s expertise on our Board, and we look forward to her help in furthering our mission of surrounding students with a community of support and empowering them to stay in school and succeed in life.