Diana Barrera Congratulates KHS StudentsSuperintendent ReceptionKHS Award

Superintendent Diana Barrera congratulates all of KHS students of their academic accomplishments.

Superintendent - Dr. Diana Barrera Ugarte


It gives me great pleasure to serve as the Superintendent of Schools for Kenedy ISD.  I have served our community since May 2018.  I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of our staff, at all levels of the organization.  We have worked diligently to create a team approach to all we doEvery single person who is on our KISD team contributes to the success of our students.  Our maintenance and custodial teams work behind the scenes to make sure our students have a safe, clean and sanitized environment to learn in.  Bus drivers are the first folks our kids who ride the bus see every morning!  Folks who work in our cafeterias provide delicious meals for our kids, come rain, shine or pandemic. Our instructional and clerical support teams help us in ways we could not count or describe!  Teachers are the most important folks in our organization - hands down!  Administrators and support staff do everything we can to support our teachers.

We have implemented a layered communication system to ensure all stakeholders know about the great things that our kids are doing. Campus principals and the athletic director send out newsletters for parents on a regular basis.  Teachers also send out regular communication regarding what is happening in the classroom.  Our social media presence illustrates one of the ways we communicate with out community.  We have a district webpage where we post all important information posted on social media.  I send out a weekly update to our trustees to inform them of important information about our district and to keep them. apprised of what is happening at the state and federal level that impacts the work we do at Kenedy ISD.  I meet with my Executive Staff weekly to discuss new information we learn from a variety of sources, things happening in our schools and district and plan appropriately.  Principals meet weekly with their Leadership Teams weekly and meet monthly (sometimes more) with the staff.  Departments and grade levels meet as needed to communicate with each other and find ways to improve how we can serve our students and staff. We have a district committee that meets at least 3 times a year and campus committees that meet throughout the year as well. These committees have parents and community members that serve on these committees to ensure we hear the voices of all stakeholders.

 The construction on the 2017 Bond Package is almost complete! We have brand new flooring, HVAC and fresh paint throughout KES
, giving it a huge facelift!  The parking lot has also been resurfaced and we have added shaded coverings for students to wait to be picked up in the afternoons.  The older wing in the KHS is also being worked on and will get a facelift as well!  Our administration building is getting new HVAC, and improvements throughout the building, to include a new boardroom.  Our stadium parking lot has been repaired, resurfaced and re-striped.  We added a new press-box to the stadium and also added additional ADA compliant stadium seating on our visitors side.  Finally, we have added a brand new tennis center, to include a new concession stand and restrooms.  

Great things are happening in our district as a result of the hard work of all of our teams!  I look forward to working with them to continue to serve our amazing students! 

Warm regards,

Dr. Diana Barrera Ugarte


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