Jesus Barba Selected as New JDE Principal
Jesus Barba Selected As New JDE Principal

This will be Mr. Barba’s first experience as a campus principal. He has previously served as an Assistant Principal since 2011 for both the Desert Wind Pk-8 School in Socorro and the Bernice Hart Early College Prep Elementary in Austin. He also has nine years of classroom experience as a Math and Science Instruction Coach and Bilingual Classroom Teacher in the Austin and Socorro independent school districts. With nearly 13 years of educational experience, Mr. Barba plans to do all he can to support the students, staff, and parents as the new leader of the Firebirds.

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Barba to the CISD family and have high expectations that he will lead Jose Damian Elementary to new heights,” said Dr. Pedro Galavíz, CISD Superintendent. “His education, experience and passion will be great assets for both the school and our district.”

An El Paso native, Mr. Barba attended Douglass and Clardy Elementary Schools, Guillen and Magoffin Middle Schools, and the Silva Health Magnet High School. He then attained Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Psychology and Spanish from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and a Masters of Education in Education Administration from Concordia University Texas in Austin.