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Dr. Patricia E. Uribe

Patricia E. Uribe, Ed.D.

Director, Staggs Academy
Superintendent, TAMIU ISD

PLG 215B
(956) 326-2860


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.


  • TAMIU Employee since 2008
  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Texas A&M- Kingsville-Corpus Christi, 2000
  • M.S. Elementary Education, Laredo State University, 1991
  • B.A. Political Science, Southwest Texas State University, 1981
  • Mid-Management Administrator Certification, 1994
  • Superintendent Certification, 2013

Naiely Martinez-Saldana

Naiely Martinez-Saldaña 


PLG 215E
(956) 326-2862


Naiely Martinez-Saldaña is the Counselor for the Staggs 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 similar 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.


  • 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




Anna Castillo 

Student Services Coordinator

PLG 215A
(956) 326-2864

Anna Acevedo-Castillo is the Student Services Coordinator for Staggs Academy. Mrs. Castillo holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Services with a concentration in Deaf Studies from the University of Texas Pan-American (UTRGV). Through her position, she organizes & coordinates all activities associated with student development. Mrs. Castillo also assists the Director  & Counselor in areas of recruitment, admissions, scheduling, and college readiness activities.



Ilse Cortez 

Administrative Associate III

PLG 215
(956) 326-2860

Ilse Cortez is the Administrative Associate for Staggs Academy. Ms. Cortez holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders from Texas A&M International University. She coordinates all office activities and provides support to the principal, counselor and student services coordinator.