Degrees and Certifications:
BA Spanish MA Educational Leadership EdD Education
Dr. Armando Gallegos
Armando “Mando” Gallegos began his educational career in 2000 as an Alternative High School teacher. Dr. Gallegos spent eight years teaching and coaching baseball and football before taking his first administrative assignment as an assistant principal in Arlington High School in Arlington ISD. After two years, Dr. Gallegos moved back to El Paso where he spent three years as an assistant principal before accepting his first principal assignment in 2013 at Morehead Middle School in the El Paso ISD. Morehead MS was designated as an Improvement Required school, and by the end of 2015 the school was nominated as a School to Watch. By the end of 2017 Morehead MS was the first middle school in El Paso County to implement the IB Program. In 2019 Dr. Gallegos was appointed interim principal at Jefferson High School. In 2020, the year of the pandemic, Dr. Gallegos moved to San Antonio, TX where he led Whittier MS in San Antonio ISD for two years. This past year, Dr. Gallegos served as the principal at Bonham Elementary in Midland ISD. This year marks his sixteenth year as a school administrator and eleventh year as a school principal.
His educational experiences have afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. His educational philosophy is based on his uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family. All of which, Fort Worth ISD possess.
Dr. Gallegos received a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from the University of Texas in El Paso in 1999. He returned to UTEP where he earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2007. After eight years in the classroom and five as an administrator, he pursued his Doctoral Degree which he obtained in June of 2017 from Northcentral University.
Dr. Gallegos was born in California. When he was one-year-old, his family moved back to Chihuahua, Mexico, where he grew up. He did not attend school in the United States until his junior year in high school. He did not speak English when he started school in El Paso. Dr. Gallegos has been married for twenty years to Mariana, and has three amazing daughters, Paulina, Regina and Carolina.