Please Share Your Alumni Update!
We all travel life's path in different ways! Alumni Updates is an opportunity for SAISD alumni to share personal and professional news (college degrees earned, new employment, professional accomplishments etc.) as a way to foster community and strengthen connections among alumni. These posts will be public on the SAISD Nation website.
Wayne Dickey was a basketball coach at Sam Houston High School for 30 years and a 1970 graduate of Highlands High School (San Antonio, Texas). He was inducted into the San Antonio ISD Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016. September 26th was Coach Dickey's birthday. From all of us at the SAISDFoundation and your fellow classmates & students, we wish you a very Happy Birthday! Watch along to learn more about his life & career. We are #SAISDProud and proud to have you in the #SAISDNation.
Catherine Torres-Stahl graduated from Fox Tech High School in 1984 and St. Mary's University in 1988. She graduated St. Mary's School of Law, K.D. 1993 and became the 144th District Court Judge in 2007 where she served for three years. In 2017, she was elected the 175th District Court Judge where she is currently serving.Read more
Boone Powell was in the 7th grade at what is now the Mark Twain Dual Language Academy when he decided he was going to be an architect. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1951 and from the University of Texas in 1956. Career highlights include the Towers of Americas project in 1968 and the Paseo del Alamo Water Garden. Boone Powell retired from Ford, Carson and Powell at the age of 82. Congratulations, Mr. Powell on receiving the SAISD Foundation's Inspire Award.
Suzanne Scott has dedicated a significant portion of her life to protecting and restoring the environment. She will be honored as a Distinguished Alumni of SAISD at the upcoming 10th Annual Inspire Awards on October 6th. Suzanne graduated from Highlands High School in 1981 and was the General Manager of the San Antonio River Authority from 2007 - 2020. Congratulations to Suzanne on being honored at our 10th Annual Inspire Awards.
For the last five years, Edison grad Samuel Huerta has dedicated himself to volunteering and serving the community. He has accumulated 500 hours of community service, the majority of his volunteer hours have been through mentoring. Samuel currently mentors students at Edison High School where he graduated in 2011. Watch Sameul's story by clicking here.
Mireya Sotelo, Travis ECHS (2018) is completing her senior year at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, studying business administration and human-computer interaction. When asked what she was most proud of since high school, Mireya responded “Just going to college so far away, getting my own apartment while here, and getting good grades. “Going to school away from home was always a dream of mine and I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to see it through until I was already here. As a senior, I now know that all the hard work I’ve put in over the last seven years is about to pay off.”
Montrice Sheppard was a FACE (Family & Community Engagement) Specialist for 29 ½ years. She started her career in 1991 at Cameron Elementary School, the first year the district placed a community liaison at each campus, and was at Cameron for about 13 years. We asked her to reflect on her 30-year career with SAISD. Read on to discover her stories.
In 1991, at age 26, Cynthia Muñoz founded her original agency, Muñoz y Marín Public Relations, in partnership with Diana Marín. Prior to that, Muñoz had worked as a public relations account executive for Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar & Associates—then the largest Hispanic market advertising agency in the U.S.— where between 1988-1991 she worked with large national corporations and organizations that included Coca-Cola USA and the CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control).Read more