My name is Irene Talamantes and I am honored to be selected as the new principal for Luther Burbank High School. I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, where I graduated from Coronado High School. I earned a bachelor’s degree at University of Texas at El Paso and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University.
I have been serving the SAISD community as an educator and later as an administrator since 1998. I began my teaching career at Wheatley Middle School and then transitioned into the role of an Assistant Principal first at Whittier Middle School and then Burbank High School.
Most recently, I served as the principal at Whittier Middle School where for the past two years the school has earned and maintained a B rating and has earned several TEA distinctions. I am a firm believer that building relationships with students and parents is the foundation of student achievement.
I look forward to a successful and safe 2020-2021 school year.
Principal, Burbank High School