Mentoring Program Protégé Yeni Ontiveros, Cohort 8

Yeni Ontiveros

Cohort 8

Mentor: Mr. Michael Cardona

Yeni Ontiveros currently serves as the Principal of the newly constructed Coach Archie Duran Elementary in the El Paso Independent School District. The opening of this new campus, consolidated two campuses together, Dowell and Crosby Elementary. Ms. Ontiveros already oversaw the consolidation of two other campuses – Schuster and Dowell, two years ago, while she served as principal of both campuses. That experience will serve her as she welcomes the Crosby and Dowell communities into the beautiful new 21st century campus.

Before taking on the principalship at Dowell in 2015, Ms. Ontiveros served as principal of Bill Childress Elementary School in the Canutillo Independent School District. She also previously served 5 years as Assistant Principal at Bond Elementary School and 2 years as Reading Instructional Coach at Crosby Elementary. Her classroom experience was at both EPISD and Palm Springs Unified School District (California) from 2000 to 2007.

Ms. Ontiveros holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Bilingual Education and a Masters of Educational Leadership, both from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has been selected to participate in cohort 8 of the TALAS mentoring program beginning this summer.