Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Alicia Iwasko
Ms. Iwasko was born and raised in Mexico. She became a teacher, just like her mother and grandfather. In Mexico, she taught English as a Second Language from elementary all the way to college level and held the title of Coordinator in a Bilingual High School.
In 2008, Ms. Iwasko moved to Dallas in pursuit of teaching bilingual Elementary. She served as a fourth-grade math and science teacher at Silberstein Elementary in Dallas ISD for six years. She then became a math instructional coach for three years.
In 2015, she was invited to be part of the first cohort of the Accelerating Campus Excellence Initiative, designed to turn around schools like Annie Webb Blanton Elementary where she was assigned. Along with the rest of the staff, she played an integral role in propelling Blanton to the highest achievement rates of passing on Math STAAR, even surpassing the percentages from an elementary in Highland Park, holding 6 out of 6 distinctions from the State for two years in a row and the “Breakthrough” school status for the school year 2018-2019 by the District and the State.
In 2017, she was promoted to the role of Assistant Principal at Edward Titche Elementary, which was part of the second cohort of with ACE. Titche went from an F school to a B school in only one year, as measured by the District and the State.
In 2018, as a fresh graduate from SMU with her second master’s degree in Education, Alicia was presented with the opportunity to return to Blanton. But this time as its Principal where she is currently serving.
Ms. Iwasko is a dedicated educator and very committed to equity and excellence. She believes in education because she knows it is the best way to empower students with the determination to work hard for their goals and maximize their potential regardless of their cultural background, socioeconomic status, or zip code.
She is committed to enhancing the trajectory that statistics may have set as expectations for the students and educators in her charge. Daily she continues to live up to the school’s motto: Labor Omnia Vincit which translates to “Hard Work Conquers All”.