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Mrs. Karina Lopez- Principal

Email: KLOPEZ3@houstonisd.org    Phone: 713-924-1870

Educational Background: B. A. Communications, University of Houston and Masters in Education Leadership and Policy Studies, The University of Texas in Arlington

Certifications: Education K-12 and Principal Certification

Professional Experiences: Mrs. Lopez has been with HISD since 2010. She began her career at Revere Middle School as a seventh-grade math teacher, then became math department chairperson and a campus instructional coach. While at Revere, she received the Teacher of the Year Award and the 2012 Elizabeth Brand Teacher Excellence Award. She also served as magnet coordinator and assistant principal at Hartman Middle School. 

Most recently, she has served as the principal at Edison Middle School.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Houston and her Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Hobbies/Interests:  Rooting for the Astros! Serving as Principal at Carrillo Elementary in the East End neighborhood of Houston, Texas is one of my favorite things.

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Mr. Roberto Luna- Assistant Principal

Email: Roberto.Luna@houstonisd.org     Phone: 713-924-1870

Educational Background:  B.A. English, University of Houston, Master’s in Educational Leadership, Lamar University

Certifications: Principal (EC-12), ELAR 4-8, ESL Supplemental

Professional Experiences: Mr. Luna has been with HISD since 2016. He began his career at Edison Middle School as a seventh-grade English language arts teacher. Mr. Luna has also worked at the district level for Multilingual Programs as a professional development team lead. He joined the Carrillo family in 2022 and has since served as a teacher specialist and assistant principal.

Hobbies/Interests:  Traveling, running, spending time with family.

 

 

 

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Ms. Edith Santiago- Magnet Coordinator

Email: ESANTIAG@houstonisd.org     Phone: 713-924-1870

Educational Background:  B.S. in Applied Learning and Development, University of Texas at Austin and Master of Education, Texas A&M

Certifications: Elementary (1-6), Bilingual/ESL (1-6), Special Education (1-6), Principal (EC-12)

Professional Experiences:  1st Grade Bilingual Teacher (2002-2005); EML Teacher Specialist (2005-2006), Itinerant Bilingual Inclusion Teacher (2006-2008); Assistant Principal (2008-2010); 4th/5th Grade Bilingual Teacher, Houston ISD- Carrillo Elementary (2010-2014), Special Education Teacher (2014-2019), Magnet/Testing Coordinator (2019-Present),

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, camping, playing with my three dogs, gardening, cycling, swimming, reading, and spending time with my family. 

 

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Mrs. Alejandra Cancel-Counselor

Email: Alejandra.Cancel@houstonisd.org     Phone: 713-924-1870

Educational Background: Bachelor of Science: Business Administration at Florida Atlantic University and Master of Education: School Counselor at University of St. Thomas

Certifications: School Counselor EC-12th, Spanish EC 12th, General EC-8th, Bilingual EC-8th

Professional Experiences: I have been in education for 13 years.  On 2010-2013 I taught in Pasadena ISD at De Zavala Middle School as a 5th and 6th Reading/Social Studies teacher.  2013-2015 I was a 1st grade Dual Language Teacher at Pearland ISD.  2015-2021, I taught 4th grade Math/Science teacher, and I was also the 4th grade team Leader. 2021-2022, I taught 6th Grade Math, and I was a 6th grade team leader. 2022- Present , Elementary School Counselor here at Carrillo elementary.

Hobbies/Interests: I love traveling with my family, visiting relatives, going on cruises, watching movies, and most importantly, enjoying the beach during the summer. I also have a passion for working with kids and providing the support that is needed, so they can be successful at school.

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