My name is Xavier Longoria and I am seeking election for Place 6 on the Mission CISD School Board. My wife Nora is the administrator for Mission’s CTE Early College and we have been residents of Mission for 22 years. Our children, Steven and Michael, are both graduates of Veterans Memorial High School and Stanford University.
My parents are the late Ricardo Javier Longoria and Telma Longoria of Mission and I have two siblings, Laurie Longoria of Mission and James R. Longoria of McAllen. Born and raised in Mission, I graduated from Mission High School in 1984 and hold a B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas Pan American and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.
With 11 years of experience in education, I am currently the technology teacher at JD Salinas Middle School in La Joya and having worked the previous 3 years as a GEAR UP Strategist at VMHS, I understand the challenges our students, parents, and community face and will work tirelessly to advocate for our children. “It takes a village to raise a child”… this is the reason my wife and I decided to make Mission our village. It was the best decision we ever made. I ask for your vote on May 5th knowing that together we will make a difference!