Interim Superintendent

Dr. Sylvia Ann Reyna Hatton
Interim Superintendent
1900 E. Price Rd., #307
Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 698-0014


Belinda Ochoa
Superintendent Administrative Assistant
(956) 698-0014

Patricia C. Perez
Board of Trustees Administrative Assistant
(956) 698-0003

Minerva Almanza
(956) 548-8011

Terry Lamas
(956) 698-0032

Interim Superintendent Brings Wealth of Experience to BISD

At its Rescheduled Regular Board Meeting of January 15, 2019, the BISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Sylvia Ann Reyna Hatton, Ph.D., as Interim Superintendent. She will start work on Monday, January 21, 2019.

Dr. Hatton earned her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education / Special Education. Her Masters Degree is in Special Education and she earned her Mid-Management administration certificate in 1988. Dr. Hatton earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from The University of Texas – Austin in 1996 followed by her Superintendent’s Certification in 1998. She began her career as a professional educator with the Edinburg CISD and then the Monte Alto ISD. She served for two years as a Special Education Specialist with the Region One ESC followed by two years as an Instructor/Professor for the University of Texas – Pan American. She returned to the Region One ESC as Program Director of General Education Programs and Coordinator of Gifted/Talented Education. For five years, Dr. Hatton was the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Programs for the La Joya ISD. In 1992 she was made the Deputy Director of the Region One ESC and then became its Executive Director in 1997 – a position which she held for nine years.

The desire to provide systematic improvement to schools and districts led Dr. Hatton to create Hatton Enterprises, Inc. Through her consulting firm and as a partner with the Institute for School Excellence, she has endeavored to engage with school personnel in order to reform, redesign, and transform the instructional environment through leadership team coaching and empowerment. Most recently, Dr. Hatton served as the leadership coach for principals within the Region 13 ESC as they implemented the Texas Blueprint for Early College High Schools. Whether it was leading a district review team for the State of Texas Legislative Board or coaching principals of magnet schools establish public / private partnerships, Dr. Hatton has been at the forefront of the most recent and innovative concepts and strategies affecting our public schools.


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