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EPISD names principal for new Coach Archie Duran Elementary

Yeni Ontiveros

(ARCHIE DURAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -- Feb. 10, 2021) — Yeni Ontiveros has been named as the principal of the new Coach Archie Duran Elementary School, the EPISD Bond consolidation of Dowell, Schuster and Crosby elementary schools.

Ontiveros, who currently serves as the principal of Dowell Elementary, will assume her role as principal at Duran when the modernized campus opens in August. 

“Ms. Ontiveros has been an excellent principal at Dowell and brings with her a wealth of experience serving the children of EPISD,” said Interim Superintendent Vince Sheffield. “She already oversaw the consolidation of Schuster and Dowell last school year, and that experience will serve her well as she welcomes the Crosby community into the beautiful new campus.”

Before taking on the principalship at Dowell in 2015, Ontiveros served as principal of Bill Childress Elementary School in the Canutillo Independent School District. She also previously served as assistant principal at Bond Elementary School and a reading instructional coach at Crosby. Her classroom experience was at both EPISD and Palm Springs Unified School District (California) schools. 

She holds a bachelor’s of interdisciplinary studies in bilingual education and a master’s of educational leadership, both from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Story by Gustavo Reveles