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Ivan Velasco

I am fired up about my assignment as Assistant Principal at Willis High School. I came to Willis ISD in July of 2014 and served for two years as Lynn Lucas Middle School Principal. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with our Willis High School students, parents, community members, faculty and staff. 

I attended the University of Houston where I received my undergraduate degree in May of 1997 and my Master of Education degree in May of 2000. I later attended Sam Houston State University where, in May of 2011, I received my Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership.

I taught bilingual education in elementary grades in Conroe ISD and Tomball ISD while also teaching education courses to aspiring teachers seeking teaching certification through ESC-Region IV. In Conroe ISD I also served 3 years as elementary assistant principal, and 8 years as Elementary Principal. For two years prior to coming to Willis ISD, I served the students, parents and the Huntsville community as principal of Huntsville Intermediate. 

I am blessed to be married to a beautiful and wonderful woman, Adriana, who has blessed me with my two incredible sons, Ivan and Adrian, and my beautiful and loving daughter Karinna. 

My passion is to provide opportunities for students to succeed by instilling in them a deep love for life-long learning. I believe that a positive and respectful school climate that nurtures and values each individual is conducive to high academic engagement leading to profound learning and long term academic success. 

I look forward to working with students, parents, community members, and Willis High School faculty and staff to lead our students to success. This year I want to focus on helping students develop socially, emotionally, and academically by being respectful, Responsible, and committed to their own success.  

Educational Achievement: Teaching Strategies, Psychological Factors and Economic Impact, Principal Leadership Behaviors and School Climate: A Conceptual Analysis 
(Ivan Velasco, Stacey Edmonson, John R. Slate, Sam Houston Elementary School, and Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA), Nova Science Publisher, January 2013



Assistant Principal (S - Z)

Office: B-409
Secretary: Mrs. A. Merkley
Telephone #: (936) 890-1415