At the January, 2016 board meeting, the EPISD School Board approved the hiring of Mr. John Mack Cox as the new Principal of Eagle Pass High School and Ms. Veronica Chacon as the new Principal of Maude Mae Kirchner Elementary School.
Below is information on Mr. Cox and Ms. Chacon:
Mr. John Mack Cox
Mr. Cox returns to EPISD from the Uvalde School District, where he has been serving as the Vice Principal at Uvalde High School and Principal for the district’s DAEP facility for the past two years. Prior to that, Mr. Cox served EPISD as a High School science teacher for ten years and as assistant principal at Eagle Pass High School for seven years and at central office as the Director of the EPISD Science program for two years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in School Administration. Mr. Cox’s past experience and twenty one years in increasingly responsible positions has prepared him for the role of Principal of Eagle Pass High School.
Mr. Cox is well-versed in fostering a positive school climate and relationships with parents and the community. His genuine concern for student well-being has garnered trust from both students and parents. He interacts with students in a firm, fair, considerate, and consistent manner, and his relationships with staff, students, and parents are marked by mutual respect.
“I am honored to have been chosen as Principal of EPHS and will continue to work with this amazing staff to promote the tradition of success we currently enjoy, “commented Mr. Cox. "I will look to innovate and collaboratively create even more opportunities for our students to excel because our community deserves nothing less.”
Ms. Veronica Chacon
Ms. Chacon has 20 years of working experience with the Eagle Pass Independent School District. She began her employment as a paraprofessional in the Business and Finance Department while completing her Bachelor’s Degree. In addition to her teaching position of nine years, Ms. Chacon most recently has been and Instructional Officer for the past seven years at Rosita Valley Literacy Academy. During her term as instructional Officer, Ms. Chacon has demonstrated her ability to be a consistent, flexible, and collaborative leader and has continuously provided support for teachers.
Ms. Chacon is well-versed in addressing elementary school students’ academic, physical, and emotional needs. She collaborates with her peers to develop realistic and achievable goals for students, communicating information to students and their families in a positive, clear, and articulate manner.
“I’m truly grateful to be hired for this position and looking forward to provide the best educational program for the students, “commented Ms. Chacon. “My greatest initiative is to provide leadership to build a positive learning environment. I am very excited to be a part of the Kirchner family and to work closely with everyone to embrace the vision of EXCELLENCE.”
“On behalf of the EPISD School Board, I would like to extend warm congratulations. Both of these individuals are highly respected and effective administrators,” commented Superintendent Gilberto Gonzalez. “The District is fortunate to have them as part of its leadership team!”