Dr. Patricia E. Uribe has over 25 years experience in public education and has served in several administrative roles in the neighboring districts. She has also served as the founding principal of the TAMIU/Laredo Early College High School. Currently, Dr. Uribe teaches graduate courses for the College of Education within the Department of Professional Programs. Along with being a published author, Dr. Uribe has served at the educational state-level as a Leadership Facilitator and Instructional Coach with Educate Texas.
Dr. Uribe holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Legal Studies from Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University), a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Laredo State University (Texas A&M International University), and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership collaboratively from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and Texas A&M University Kingsville.
Naiely Martinez-Saldaña is the Counselor for the Texas Academy. Mrs. Saldaña joins us with expertise in the dual credit curriculum, advising, counseling, and mentoring realms. Previously, she served as the Associate Director for the Office of Recruitment and School Relations at TAMIU. During her tenure as Associate Director, Saldaña worked closely with the Laredo Early College High School and served students in a widely similiar scenario such as the ones our students face. With over five years of experience in higher education, Mrs. Saldaña is a strong advocate for student success.
Through her position, she oversees the academic progress and performance of the students. She is also responsible for our chapter of the National Honor Society and for Student of the Month.
TAMIU Employee since 2009
M.S. School Counseling, Texas A&M International University, 2013
B.A. Communication, Minor in Studio Arts, Texas A&M International University, 2009
Ruth Garza serves jointly under the College of Education and the Texas Academy. For the College of Education, Ms. Garza serves as the Research Assistant for Dr. Uribe for associated matters. Moreover, Ms. Garza serves as a Special Program Aid for the Texas Academy. Through this position, she has been designated as the coordinator for the University Interscholastic League (UIL). She has also been assigned the
facilitation of UIL Practice Sessions and with the organization of off-campus meets. Previously, Ms. Garza served as an English teacher at United High School for over five years. She brings vast experience and knowledge to our program. Ms. Garza also assists with the academic support for the students of the Texas Academy.
TAMIU Employee since 2014
B.A. English, Certification for Grades 8-12, Texas A&M International University, 2009
Biography Ramiro Hernandez, Jr., is a 2012 graduate of the third graduating class of the Laredo Early College High School. During his post-graduation studies at the University, Hernandez was employed as a Student Data & Information Assistant for the Office of Information Technology under the Department of Instructional Technology and Distance Education Services. Thereafter, Hernandez was selected to serve as the Staff Assistant for the Texas Academy. Prior to his employment with the University, Hernandez worked for a local multi-facility child-care provider. In his 3 years experience, he gained vast knowledge of the fiscal and legal administration relating to the child-care sector. At the Texas Academy, Hernandez is responsible for the day-to-day office automation along with related student support services and administrative support.
TAMIU Employee since 2013
B.B.A Management, Texas A&M International University, 2014