My name is Mauricio Valdovinos, and I am ecstatic to return to my home district in my first year as assistant principal. As an Irving ISD graduate, I attended Elliot ES, Barton ES, Good ES, De Zavala MS, and Nimitz HS. I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Curriculum & Instruction master’s from UTA, an Educational Leadership master’s from Texas Tech, and am currently working on my Doctor of Education from Texas Tech. This will be my 8th year in Education. Previously I was a 2nd grade teacher, 3rd grade teacher, administrative intern, and instructional coach all in Grand Prairie. I am so glad to be back home in Irving and give back to my community.