Nereyda Trevino: STISD Chief Academic Officer

The South Texas ISD (STISD) Board of Directors hired Nereyda Treviño as Chief Academic Officer in August of 2020.

She took on a new district-level position established to provide leadership, direction, and coordination of academic support services to include curriculum and instruction, testing, professional development, and overall student success.

Treviño has worked in education since 2008, when she launched her career as a mathematics teacher at Mission Junior High School. She worked in that role until November 2013, when she transitioned to Mission High School to work as an Academic Instructional Coach, a position she held through June 2017. While at Mission High School, Treviño also served as an Algebra Jumpstart Summer School Principal. She worked as a Summer School Assistant Principal at Alton Memorial Junior High before taking on a new role as Secondary Mathematics Coordinator for Mission CISD in Aug. 2017. In this district position, Treviño oversaw secondary mathematics-related curriculum and instruction. Responsibilities included coordinating for the review and development of curriculum materials, working with district and campus administration and staff to develop and supervise instructional programs, compiling reports on student data and coordinating for its use in planning, demonstrating teaching strategies in classrooms, and developing, conducting or arranging for staff development sessions.

Treviño joined the STISD family when she was hired as an assistant principal at STISD World Scholars in October 2019. Utilizing her experience and skillset, she played an integral role in the establishment of World Scholars in its inaugural year with the new name and program.

She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University, and is on track to earn this degree in December 2021. She already holds a B.A. in Business Administration in Management from the University of Texas Pan American, an MBA in Curriculum Instruction in Mathematics from the University of Texas Arlington, Integrated Leadership Principal Preparation Program (ILP3) Principal Credentials, and Certification Principal (EC-12), Mathematics (4-8), Generalist (4-8), and T-TESS/T-PESS.

Treviño believes in John Hattie’s perspective on education that “The biggest effects on student learning occur when teachers become learners of their own teaching, and when students become their own teachers.” She looks forward to the opportunity to strengthen curriculum and instruction within the district, whereby promoting higher levels of academic success.