Board President


Previous Board Presidents

Hector J. Garcia~ December 2014 - November 2014
Hector J. Garcia~ January 2013 - November 2014
Jose R. Perez ~ January 2012 - December 2012
George M. Beckelhymer ~ November 2009 - January 2012
Jose A. Valdez ~ November 2008 - November 2009
George M. Beckelhymer ~ September 2008 - November 2008
John Peter Montalvo ~ May 2006-September 2008
Dr. Dennis D. Cantu ~ May 2002 - May 2006
Carmen Ramos-Trevino ~ May 2000 - May 2002
Sharyn Jordan ~ May 1998 - May 2000
Armando X. Lopez ~ January 1997 - May 1998
Dr. Dennis D. Cantu ~ January 1995 - January 1997
Rogelio G. Rios, Jr. ~ February 1993 - January 1995
Roque Vela ~ February 1991 - January 1993
Abraham Rodriguez, Jr. ~ February 1989 - January 1991
Amber M. Yeary ~ January 1987 - February 1989
Lydia S. Linares ~ April 1985 - January 1987
Dr. Joaquin G. Cigarroa ~ April 1977 - April 1985
Mercurio Martinez ~ June 1973 - March 1977 

Dr. Cecilia May Moreno - District 5, President

Dr. Cecilia Moreno was elected to the Laredo ISD Board of Trustees in November, 2010, and served as Vice President of the Board from December 2012 to November 2014. She was named President of the Board on November 12, 2015.

Dr. Moreno is recently retired as Purchasing Agent for Webb County. A former educator, Dr. Moreno worked at LISD for 39 years, and served as Superintendent of Schools for Carrizo Springs Consolidated Independent School District for five years, giving her a total of 44 years of public school experience.  She was a Laredo City Council member for 10 years and served as the mayor pro-tem for the city.

In 1997, former Texas Governor George Bush appointed Dr. Moreno to the Teachers Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees.   In May, 2007, The Texas State Senate confirmed the appointment of Dr. Moreno, to the Texas Woman’s University (TWU) Board of Regents.  She will serve on the TWU governing board until Feb. 1, 2013.

Dr. Moreno was named a TWU Distinguished Alumna in 2003 and has been inducted into the Laredo Commission for Women’s Hall of Fame and the LULAC Hispanic Heritage Hall of Fame.  She is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators, LULAC Council No. 12, Webb County Heritage Foundation, and the Laredo Center for the Arts. Dr. Moreno’s accomplishments were included in the Smithsonian Institute’s Traveling Exhibit entitled, “Our Journeys/Our Stories.” In this exhibit, TAMIU Portraits of Alumni Achievements showcased the university’s outstanding alumni who achieved their dreams and serve as role models and mentors to the next generations of students.

A graduate of Martin High School, Dr. Moreno earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from TWU, an MBA in accounting from Laredo State University and her doctorate of education from Texas A&M University at Kingsville.

She is married to Samuel Moreno, a former Memorial Middle School principal. They have five children and 10 grandchildren. 

She represents Gallego Elementary, Heights Elementary, and Memorial Middle Schools.

"It is a privilege to serve the needs of our local youth as a member of the Board of Trustees for District 5.  As a career educator, counselor, mother and grandmother, I understand the importance of receiving a quality education.  My inspiration are the children who  fill our classrooms and the desire they have to participate in school activities.  My greatest desire is to see all our students graduate from high school and continue with the higher education necessary for their career choice.  May they hold great memories of their LISD school years and may the school involvement they experience help them become model contributing community members," stated Moreno.

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