Mentoring Program Protégé Ramona Morin Aguilar, Cohort 6

Ramona Morin Aguilar

Cohort 6

Mentor: Dr. Abelardo Saavedra

Dr. Ramona Morin Aguilar is currently the Director of Family and Community Engagement in Garland ISD. With over 20 years in public education, she has been a bilingual teacher in Lubbock ISD, assistant principal and principal in Garland ISD, and has served previously as the Region 10 bilingual/ESL/migrant program coordinator. Most recently, Dr. Aguilar was a panel member at the 2019 State Board Of Education Learning Roundtable serving as a model program that exemplifies the SBOE Long Range Plan in the area of Family and Community Engagement. Dr. Aguilar was awarded a Raise Your Hand Texas Raising Family Partnerships fellowship to attend the Harvard Family Engagement Institute in 2017. She has also received a Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership and was awarded the 2018 Parent and Family Engagement Model School award at the Statewide Parent Involvement Conference. Dr. Aguilar was named the Garland Association for Hispanic Affairs Educator of the Year in 2018 and the Rowlett Chamber Educator of the Year in 2014. She currently serves the GISD Council of PTAs as the District Liaison and has been a Silver Angel Member by joining 10 local PTAs for the past five years. Dr. Aguilar is an active member of the GISD community and serves on the Salvation Army of Garland Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Garland Association For Hispanic Affairs and the Kiwanis Club of Garland. Dr. Aguilar received her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Texas Tech University and a doctorate at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Most importantly Ramona is a wife, Sachse High School band mom, Girl Scout mom and a tireless advocate for all Garland ISD families.