• Principal - Rocio Gardea

    Principal

    The University of Texas, ME: Educational Administration

    Columbia University, BA: Anthropology and Minor in Education

    Rocio Gardea grew up in Oak Cliff and is a DISD graduate. After graduating as valedictorian from Sunset High School, she went on to attend Columbia University in the busy city of New York. Her parents are both from Mexico and she is proud to add that her first language was not English. She has worked in DISD since 2009 as a bilingual elementary teacher and a campus Academic Coordinator. In 2013, she was selected as a Principal Fellow in the district’s leadership academy where she worked with North Dallas High School. Rocio then moved on to serve the students of Spruce High School as an Assistant Principal, where for the past 4 years she worked to tremendously transform the campus. She now joins the Seagoville community as principal of Seagoville North Elementary and is ready to take the campus to greatest achievements for all students.

     

     

    Assistant Principal - Joseph Lewis 

    Lewis

    The University of North Texas, M.Ed. – Educational Leadership

    The University of North Texas, B.M. – Music Education

    Joseph Lewis is a native North Texan, whose mother is from Puerto Rico and father from St. Kitts. He grew up in Kennedale, Texas, a small town near southwest Arlington. After graduating from Kennedale High School, Joseph attended the University of North Texas where he earned his Bachelors degree in Music Education and Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Abilene Christian University. Joseph began his teaching career in Dallas ISD and is honored to now serve as an Assistant Principal at Seagoville North Elementary.

     
     

    Assistant Principal - LaaShawn Guillory 

     
    Guillory

    Concordia University, M.Ed.: Curriculum and Instruction Mathematics
    Louisiana State University, B.A.: Communication Studies

    LaaShawn Guillory was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University. She started her educational career with Dallas ISD in 2007 as a middle school math teacher and girls athletic coach. LaaShawn transitioned her talents to the role of instructional coach in 2013 at Frederick Douglass Elementary where she supported her team in improving student achievement as well as transformed the campus into the district’s Pilot STEM Academy for 2018-2019 school year as a School of Choice proposal team member. In 2017, she was selected as a candidate for SMU’s Inspiring Leaders Program which is allowing her to obtain her second master's degree in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Urban School Leadership. She now joins the Seagoville community as Assistant Principal of Seagoville North Elementary and is eager to work with a group of individuals that are collectively driven by success.