Elva Rivera, Principal
It is with great pride that Mrs. Elva Rivera serves as the John F. Kennedy principal, a position she has held since the opening of the school in 2009. As a principal, she encompasses the mission and vision that stakeholders have made to themselves, each other, and to students and families. She has made it her commitment to do whatever it takes to ensure that JFK “prepares all students for academic and life-long success.”
Her continued focus has been leading school-wide initiatives designed to strengthen and enhance student performance in all content areas while nurturing a safe and successful environment for all students.
Ms. Rivera feels that a collaborative school environment is the key to creating successful teachers and students. She believes partnerships with parents and community members are essential to enriching the experience at JFK.
Ms. Rivera has thirty-one years of experience in education. She holds a Bachelor in Science and a Master’s Degree in Reading. She is certified as a classroom teacher, in bilingual education, a reading specialist and as a principal.
She served as a teacher for thirteen years at Progreso and Weslaco I.S.D. She then transitioned to Mercedes I.S.D. as a reading coordinator for three years and an assistant principal at Travis Elementary for five years.
Mrs. Rivera leads by example and exudes Tiger Pride!
Melissa Chacon, Assistant Principal/Campus Behavior Coordinator
Patrica Condet, Academic Coach
Sylvia Garza, Math & Science Interventionist
Terry Anzaldua, Counselor