Dr. Veronica Alfaro is the Superintendent of Santa Gertrudis ISD. Dr. Alfaro has been with the district now seventeen years two of which as superintendent. She formerly held the following positions: Advanced Studies Director (2 Years), Academy High School Principal (6 Years), Executive Director of Instructional Leadership (6 Years) and Elementary Principal (1 ½ Years). Dr. Alfaro began her teaching career at Alice Independent School District as a High School Science Teacher. She taught Biology, Chemistry and Physical Science for eleven years although not all at the same time. In 2001, she had the opportunity to work with the College Board in developing teacher training in strategies for teaching Science. She was Teacher of the Year for the High School in 2003. She left Alice High School to become Santa Gertrudis ISD’s first Advanced Studies Director in 2004. The position consisted of being a liaison for high school students and Coastal Bend College and Texas A &M University Kingsville. While in the position, she assisted students in beginning their college careers while still in high school. As a first generation college student herself, she enjoyed encouraging students of the possibilities college had to offer especially reaching out to other first generation college students. She later became the High School Principal where she continued to work with students and teachers while also working with parents and leading students and staff to many achievements. While serving as principal, she began work on her Doctorate degree. She received her degree in Education Leadership in December of 2013. In July of 2018, Veronica Alfaro served as Interim Superintendent before accepting the position in May of 2019. She will admit that working during COVID-19 has been stressful; it has offered the district the opportunity to show its courage and strength to succeed. Watching teachers meet these challenges, has shown her what true teaching is all about. Teachers have adapted to teaching virtually, learned new ways to cultivate their crafts and all under stressful times. She has learned a new appreciation for teachers and could never thank them enough for all they do every day. Dr. Alfaro and her husband, Evaristo and 12-year-old son Joey, enjoy fishing, hunting and have recently began traveling to different parts of the United States. She is the daughter of Alejandro and Elvia De Leon all of Kingsville.