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EPISD names permanent principal at Jefferson/Silva

Cynthia Luna

(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Dec. 11, 2019) — The District this week announced the appointment of Cynthia Luna as the permanent principal at Jefferson High School and Maxine Silva Health Magnet High School.

Luna, who until recently served as assistant principal at Transmountain Early College High School, began her tenure at Jefferson/Silva this week.

“We are happy to have found a wonderful principal for Jefferson/Silva from among our ranks of administrators. EPISD is growing its talent of leaders from within which shows true dedication from our staff on behalf of our students,” said EPISD Superintendent Juan E. Cabrera. “Ms. Luna’s commitment for education will be a great fit for the students and community at Jefferson and Silva.”

Before coming to EPISD in 2016, Luna served as assistant principal at Puentes Middle School and Socorro High School, as well as the dean of instruction at El Dorado High School in the Socorro Independent School District. She was a classroom English teacher at Del Valle High School in the Ysleta Independent School District.

A graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso (bachelor’s of arts in English and American literature) and Sul Ross State University (master’s in education in school leadership), Luna is also an alumna of Jefferson High School.

Story by Gustavo Reveles