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Jennifer D. Benavides

Jennifer BenavidesJennifer D. Benavides has family ties to Fox Tech that date back to 1966, in which her father-in-law was a high school graduate.  She also has tios that graduated in 1958 & 1964 from Fox Tech.  Since her appointment in 2017, she has been very committed to our school and to creating amazing new opportunities for students to be successful in order to change the legacy of their families via education.  She is dedicated to excellence and has worked diligently to provide for and support students at Fox Tech.  

She is a seasoned principal and has been in education for 20 years. She grew up in South Central Texas and graduated from Cuero High School in Cuero, Texas.  She went to school at The University of Texas at San Antonio and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.  She then moved to Dallas, TX and earned a Master of Bilingual Education from Southern Methodist University and continued to pursue a Master of Education in Educational Administration from The University of North Texas. 

She started as a teacher at Bryan Adams High School in Dallas ISD in 2002 and then took an ESL teaching position at South Garland High School in GISD.  She worked as an instructional coach, served as an Assistant Principal at middle and high schools for five years and a Principal at Hudson Middle School for two years in her 14 year tenure at Garland ISD.  In 2017, her and her husband, Daniel, moved to San Antonio to be closer to family.  During this transition, she became the Principal at Fox Tech High School for Health & Law Professions.  

“Viva La Tecla” is the first thing my father-in-law said to me when I was appointed as a principal at Fox Tech in 2017.  I didn’t understand what that meant then, but now, I understand that it means “family”, it means “love”, it means that no matter what happens in life, you will always have a place at Fox Tech because you are part of a legacy, part of a bigger family that will encourage you and embrace you in all you do.  And like we always say, “Once a Buffalo, Always a Buffalo!” I’m so proud to be a Fox Tech Buffalo!!

 

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