Board of Trustees

Board Member Area 1

Phone: (915) 494-3616


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Carlos Bustillos, Vice President

Riverside area Trustee Carlos Bustillos works for a concrete/masonry supplier called the Euclid Chemical Company. Mr. Bustillos, a 1994 graduate of Riverside High School, was one of the first recipients of the Ysleta Education Foundation scholarship, and he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Bustillos married his high-school sweetheart and has three children attending Riverside-area schools. He has been an active advocate for after-school programs, volunteering his time to help with sports such as basketball, wrestling, and softball in the Riverside area.

District #1 Riverside HS Area Map
Riverside HS, Riverside MS, Ascarate ES, Cedar Grove ES, Cesar Chavez Academy, Constance Hulbert ES, Ramona ES, Thomas Manor ES, Ysleta Pre-K, Tejas School of Choice.

  • Address: 247 Chanticleer (15)         Term Expires: May 2025

Board Member Area 2

Phone: (915) 588-1227


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Connie Woodruff

Bel Air area Trustee Connie Woodruff is a longtime private school educator and current kindergarten teacher. Ms. Woodruff is a product of YISD schools, having attended Ascarate ES, Riverside MS, and Riverside HS. She earned a bachelor’s degree from West Texas State University (now known as West Texas A&M University) with additional college credit hours in education from UTEP and Howard Payne University. Ms. Woodruff has worked as a teacher at Immanuel Christian School, taught Sunday school and vacation bible school, and participated in the Women’s Missionary Union.

District #2 Bel Air HS Area Map
Bel Air HS, Bel Air MS, Hacienda Heights International School, Del Norte Heights ES, Loma Terrace ES, Mesa Vista ES, North Loop ES, Sageland ES, Young Women's Leadership Academy, Valle Verde Early College

  • Address: 608 Montecito (15)         Term Expires: May 2023

Board Member Area 3

Phone: (915) 850-3456


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Mr. Shane Haggerty, Parliamentarian

Parkland area Trustee Shane Haggerty was born and raised in El Paso. A Ysleta ISD graduate, Mr. Haggerty first served on the school board from 2010-2017 and was appointed to the board in 2020. He retired from the El Paso Fire Department after 21 years of service. Mr. Haggerty, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, serves as Chief Innovation Officer for the Five Star Innovation International Robotics, Coding, & Cyber Security competition. He is a board member for Flags Across America and a member of the Northeast Business Alliance and Mensa International. He is the proud husband to Raquel and father of two sons.  His beautiful wife and children are the sources of his inspiration.


District #3 Parkland HS Area Map
Parkland HS, Parkland MS, Desertaire ES, Dolphin Terrace ES, North Star ES, Parkland ES, Parkland Pre-K, Pebble Hills ES.

  • Address: 10577 Canyon Sage (24)         Term Expires: May 2025


Board Member Area 4

Phone: (915) 921-0812


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Mike Rosales

Eastwood area trustee Mike Rosales is a longtime insurance agent and manager. Mr. Rosales holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Western College in 1966 and took accounting courses at the University of Virginia in the 1970s. He is a co-founder of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and has been active in a number of civic organizations and programs over the years, including Leadership El Paso, Project Amistad, the YMCA Foundation, and the Sun Bowl Advisory Board.

District #4 Eastwood HS Area Map
Eastwood HS, Eastwood MS, East Point ES, Eastwood Heights ES, Eastwood Knolls ES, Edgemere ES, Scotsdale ES.

  • Address: 9901 Eastridge (25)         Term Expires: May 2023

Board Member Area 5

Phone: (915) 373-5546


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Cruz A. Ochoa, President

Hanks area trustee Cruz A. Ochoa Jr. served as an electronics engineer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at White Sands Missile Range for 23 years. A lifelong El Pasoan, Mr. Ochoa graduated from Jefferson High School before earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University. His wife of 47 years is a retired YISD teacher, and their five children all attended schools in the Hanks area. Now retired, Mr. Ochoa volunteers as a math tutor for the Region 19 Homeless Education Program, serves as a mentor in the Jefferson High School Mentorship Program, and is a member of the Jefferson High School Alumni Committee.

District #5 Trustee Hanks HS Area Map
Hanks HS, Desert View MS, Indian Ridge MS, Pebble Hills ES, Tierra Del Sol ES, Glen Cove ES, REL Washington ES, Vista Hills ES.

  • Address: 1805 Billy Casper Dr. (36)         Term Expires: May 2025

Board Member Area 6

Phone: (915) 497-2762


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Mr. Sotero G. Ramirez III

Ysleta area Trustee Sotero Ramirez is a former paramedic and communications officer with the City of El Paso’s Emergency Medical Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Park University. Mr. Ramirez taught EMT paramedic classes as an adjunct professor at El Paso Community College (EPCC) for 15 years and became a full-time EPCC instructor three years ago. Mr. Ramirez, who has been elected to serve office multiple times during his 34 years with the Boy Scouts of America, has lived in the Ysleta community for more than 35 years.

District #6 Ysleta HS Area Map
Ysleta HS, Rio Bravo MS, Ysleta MS, Capistrano ES, Pasodale ES, Presa ES, Ysleta ES.

  • Address: 8834 Teodoso (07)         Term Expires: May 2023

Board Member Area 7

Phone: (915) 203-2537


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Ms. Kathryn R. Lucero, Secretary

Del Valle area Trustee Kathryn Lucero is the El Paso County ombudsperson for the Secretary of State’s Colonias program, which assists needy Texans living in colonias. While raising four daughters as a single mother, Ms. Lucero earned a bachelor’s degree in social psychology from Park University and a master’s degree in human resource development from Webster University. Ms. Lucero and two of her children are Del Valle High School alumni; her two youngest daughters currently attend YISD schools.  Ms. Lucero has a longtime record of serving her community and has served on the boards of both the Ysleta Education Foundation and El Paso County Housing Authority.

District #7 Del Valle HS Area Map
Del Valle HS, Del Valle MS, Del Valle ES, Alicia R. Chacon International, Lancaster ES, and Mission Valley ES.

  • Address: 9477 Ariel Rico Ct. (07)         Term Expires: May 2025

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