Erika Elizondo joins the Taylor ISD community as the principal of Legacy Early College High School. With twelve years of educational experience, Ms. Elizondo brings a passion for student-centered learning and enjoys empowering students and educators through innovation and fostering a positive campus culture that supports their success.
“I look forward to serving as part of the Legacy ECHS Family, growing alongside our campus students, staff and parents, including our Temple College partners,” Ms. Elizondo said. “The ECHS model serves a great purpose in supporting students and families in gaining access to educational opportunities that help shape the future of the Taylor ISD Community. Our students commit to a challenging and unique path by attending an ECHS campus, and I am honored to guide and support them as Principal, ensuring their goals and ambitions are met.”
Ms. Elizondo holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of Texas at Brownsville and a Masters of Education in Leadership and Policy Studies from The University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to joining Legacy Early College High School, Ms. Elizondo taught secondary science for 9 years, serving in various campus and district leadership roles. Her most recent campus experience includes 2 years as Campus Instructional Lead at an Early College High School followed by serving as Assistant Principal on the campus for 2 additional years. She understands the vision and mission of Early College High models and aims to continue the legacy and ground work already established by the campus community thus far.
“Erika was selected to lead Legacy Early College High School after a strong process that involved teacher input,” said Taylor ISD Superintendent Devin Padavil. “Given the qualities the staff sought in their next leader, I am confident that Ms. Elizondo will continue the amazing work at this campus and help take things to the next level. Mr. Roth, who recently retired, leaves big shoes to fill and I know Erika is up to the job. As a first-generation college student herself, she will not only be a leader for others, she will be a role-model for students of every background.”
Legacy will host a meet and greet for Ms. Elizondo on July 19 from 5:30 - 6:30pm at the LECHS campus.