Mr. Ash Kirk, Principal

In 2013, Mr. Kirk became principal at Black Elementary.   Mr. Kirk received his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston and his master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of St. Thomas. From 2000-2005 he was a part-time paraprofessional at Thompson and Johnson Elementary schools in Aldine ISD while attending the University of Houston as part of Aldine’s “Grow-Your-Own-Teacher” program. He began his teaching career in Aldine ISD and from 2005-2010 served as a bilingual teacher at Thompson Elementary School. From 2010-2013, Mr. Kirk was an assistant principal at Marcella Intermediate.

Mrs. Haydee Cavazos, Assistant Principal

In 2013, Mrs. Cavazos became an assistant principal at Black Elementary.  Mrs. Cavazos received her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2007 and her master’s degree in administration from Sam Houston State University in 2011.  She began her teaching career in Aldine ISD in 2007 as a first-grade bilingual teacher at Sammons Elementary School. From 2010-2013, Mrs. Cavazos served as a bilingual reading skills specialist at Bussey Elementary School. 

Ms. Nereida Ochoa, Assistant Principal

Ms. Ochoa

In 2016, Ms. Ochoa became an assistant principal at Black Elementary School after serving as an assistant principal at Orange Grove Elementary School. Ms. Ochoa is originally from South Texas. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in EC-4th Bilingual Generalist from University of Texas at Brownsville and obtained her Master’s Degree in Administration from Lamar University. Before becoming an assistant principal, she served as a Bilingual teacher and Skills Specialist in Aldine.