January 2021 | Vol.3, Iss. 5

RGV LEAD 2022 Administrator of the Year

Join RGV LEAD with a round of applause as we recognize Judith Escamilla, Executive Director for Technology
at McAllen Independent School District as the RGV LEAD 2022 Administrator of the Year!

This year’s RGV LEAD Administrator of the Year is Judith Escamilla, Executive Director for Technology at McAllen Independent School District. Escamilla is an exceptional forward-thinking leader. She leads her team with kindness, patience, intelligence, courage, and humbleness. She spends countless hours mentoring students and teachers in information technology which is a high-demand, high-skill career. With her leadership, the district has been able to start a student internship program where students can get hands-on experience in IT at both post-secondary and secondary levels. 

Her outstanding dedication has transformed her department into the powerhouse they are today and impacts so many individuals daily. 

This inspirational administrator has been instrumental in spearheading a new technology within the district that allows students to access high-end software from a chromebook. Through this technology known as Virtual Desk Infrastructure (VDI), students can prepare for Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Solid Works for industry-recognized certifications. She has gone above and beyond and has collaborated with city officials to make this technology available throughout the community regardless of economic need. 

Her leadership has given the districts the opportunity to be awarded millions of dollars in technology infrastructure. 

It goes without saying that this administrator’s accomplishments serve as a testimonial for her excellent leadership skills. Here is a quote from the person that nominated her “I have been blessed with the opportunity of being part of this district for 28 years, and I have never witnessed such a positive transformation in a department. In her short tenure, she has transformed her department and her leadership will impact many students, staff, and families for many years to come. Her exceptional forward-thinking leadership skills, as well as her excellent customer service skills, are noteworthy.” 

Join RGV LEAD with a round of applause as we recognize Judith Escamilla, Executive Director for Technology at McAllen Independent School District as the RGV LEAD 2022 Administrator of the Year!

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