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Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees approves new Director of Special Education

Posted Date: 08/23/2023

Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees approves new Director of Special Education

Liberty Hill ISD is pleased to welcome our new Special Education Director Donna Trevino-Jones to our Panther family!

Dr. Trevino-Jones has been an educator for over 25 years. She started her career in 1995 with the Dallas Independent School District as a second grade bilingual teacher. After serving as a bilingual teacher, she ventured into middle school as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. In the spring of 2003, Donna completed her master's degree in Educational Administration and later that summer she was given her first assignment in administration as a Dean of Instruction in middle school. This helped to prepare her to become a principal in the spring of 2006, as well as to continue learning and growing as an administrator as she served in the following school districts: Pflugerville, Spring and Arlington.

The Harris County Department of Education has been her professional home for the last four years in which she has served as a principal serving students with special needs. In the summer of 2020, she obtained her Doctor of Education in Educational Policy and Leadership from Southern Methodist University. This past school year, Dr. Trevino-Jones was a fellow in the LoneStar LEND program sponsored by the University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, in which she learned more about autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. While in this program, Dr. Trevino-Jones was able to participate in clinical rotations in which she could observe how students with special needs, primarily autism, can be served by the school and medical communities.

Dr. Trevino-Jones is married, has two children, a daughter-in-law, and an English bulldog, Finn. Her daughter, Dominic, is a 2012 graduate from Columbia University and her son, Carlos, is a 2018 graduate from Texas A&M University. Her daughter-in-law, Caroline, graduated from University of Texas. Liberty Hill has been her parent's home for the last 15 years. 

“Excited is an understatement about how I feel to serve our community and be close to my family,” said Trevino-Jones. “Thank you so much for this opportunity!”