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
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
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.
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.