Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Silvia Salinas
Executive Director of Athletics
Years of Experience: 16
Collegiate Alma Mater:
Southwest Texas State, B.E.S.S.
Northwestern State University, M.Ed.
University of North Texas, Ed.D.
Silvia Salinas enters her 14th year in Dallas ISD Department of Athletics. Salinas begins her first full year as the Executive Director of Athletics. She was named the Executive Director of Athletics in December of 2019. Salinas earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Southwest Texas State University where she competed in cross-country and track and field. She earned her Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Northwestern State University, and a doctorate in Higher Education and Athletics Administration from the University of North Texas. In September 2013, she completed her dissertation titled The Academic and Athletic Experiences of African-American Males in a Division I (FBS) Football Program.
Salinas began her career teaching mathematics and coaching cross-country and track and field in 1993 at Lockhart High School in Lockhart, Texas. She moved to Dallas in 1996 where she taught and coached at Skyline High School for two years. She moved on to coach at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA and returned to teaching at Bryan Adams High School and Richland College in 2000. In 2001, she transitioned to W.T. White High School prior to becoming an assistant director.
Salinas is a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). She is also a member of the Texas Girls Coaches Association, Texas High School Coaches Association, Texas High School Athletic Directors Association, and the National Football Foundation where she assists with the NFF scholarship banquet and the annual Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Salinas is originally from Brownsville, Texas. She developed her passion and work ethic from her mother, also an educator, and her uncle, Arnulfo “Zam” Zamora, a 1987 inductee to the THSADA Hall of Honor as a result of his work in Laredo ISD.