We are proud to announce that Ms. Diana De La Rosa will serve as the Principal at Stafford Elementary School. The SMSD Board of Trustees approved her appointment unanimously during the September board meeting after two rounds of interviews.
Previously, Ms. De La Rosa served as the admissions clerk for Stafford STEM Magnet Academy and she was announced as the interim principal in June 2022. The hiring process included an interview committee comprised of teachers, a paraprofessional, parents, and administrators from the campus and district.
Ms. De La Rosa has spent over 22 years in public schools as a principal in elementary and middle schools. She is a proud longhorn as she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Bilingual Education. Soon after beginning her teaching career, she began her studies in educational leadership for a master’s degree at the University of Houston. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Houston - Clear Lake. She is committed to helping build opportunities for students in the Stafford community.
Her commitment to education extends outside her work life as a volunteer for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where she contributes through her efforts to raise scholarship funds for deserving youth. She also volunteers for Early Family Math, a nonprofit organization that fosters math education for all families with young children. Ms. De La Rosa is a proud wife, mother of three daughters, and grandmother to three grandchildren whom she delights in spoiling!