Austin ISD board of trustees appoints new principals for Clayton, Galindo

Twenty-two elementary schools in Austin ISD will benefit from a state grant funding mental health services.

Twenty-two elementary schools in Austin ISD will benefit from a state grant funding mental health services.

On Monday night the Austin ISD board of trustees voted unanimously on consent to approve the appointment of principals at Clayton and Galindo elementary schools.

Formerly the school's interim principal, Amy Gonzales was appointed as principal of Clayton Elementary School, 7525 La Crosse Ave., Austin. According to AISD, Gonzales previously served as the school's assistant principal and has taught English as a second language in kindergarten, first and fourth grades at Menchaca Elementary School.

Natascha Barreto-Romero was appointed as principal of Galindo Elementary School, 3800 S. Second St., Austin. According to AISD, she most recently served as assistant principal and reading specialist at Blazier Elementary School. Additionally, Barreto-Romero taught pre-K and kindergarten at Walnut Creek Elementary.
The principals will assume their new roles immediately.

 
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.