Mentoring Program Protégé Cynthia Jaird, Cohort 7

Cynthia Jaird

Cohort 7

Mentor: Dr. Xochitl Rodriguez

Dr. Cynthia Jaird has devoted 23 years to serving students, educators, and families in the public school system. Dr. Jaird has served as a bilingual teacher, campus assistant principal, and a campus principal. In addition, she has served as a School Turnaround Consultant and a Program Coordinator for Bilingual/ESL & Migrant Services for the Region 10 Education Service Center. She currently serves as an Executive Director for Learning Programs in the Irving Independent School District. In this capacity she leads, designs, and supports the learning for students served in special education, dyslexia, Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Gifted & Talented, and Bilingual/ESL programs. Dr. Jaird possesses a multi-faceted skill set that she uses to create equitable systems so that all students thrive. She strives to embody the words, “service above self.”