Castillo has grand plans for future

Melissa Federspill

Staff writer

Creating a culture of service, providing opportunity for an equitable education for all, and improving the academic state of Uvalde High School are all goals set forth by Uvalde’s High School’s new principal Miguel Castillo.

Castillo was appointed principal for the 2019-2020 school year by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees in May, replacing Elizabeth Sandoval.

He was raised in McAllen, a border town approximately 290 miles south of Uvalde.

As a young adult, Castillo was a migrant farm worker, traveling north to Minnesota and also to West Texas, working in the fields and driving tractors.

He attended elementary and middle school in McAllen, and then South Texas Med High, a magnet school in Mercedes. By the time he graduated high school, he was a certified dental X-ray technician, and had completed coursework to become a medical assistant.

In a recent interview, Castillo spoke about his upbringing, the path that led him to Uvalde, and his outlook for the Uvalde High School.


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