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Menchaca named BHS principal

Special to the Courier

On Monday, April 27, Sergio Menchaca of Midland ISD was named principal of Bandera High School replacing Gary Bitzkie, who will be moving to the position of Director of Curriculum and Employee Services.
"I am so excited to welcome Mr. Menchaca to Bandera. He is going to be wonderful addition to our school district," said BISD Superintendent, Regina Howell.
Men-chaca has been a high school assistant principal with Midland ISD and is a 14-year veteran educator.
Relying on his people skills, Menchaca said "All that I have done in the past has helped me become a compassionate administrator who helps students and parents." He began his career in Junction ISD as a special education teacher and coach. Menchaca joined the staff at Midland Freshman High School in 2005 as a teacher, then became an assistant principal there.
"Mr. Menchaca is going to do an excellent job as the new principal of BHS. I believe his communication skills and friendliness will make the transition a successful one," said Bitzkie.
Menchaca will focus on establishing an open environment through listening and creating a sense of community among students, teachers and parents.
He is a graduate of Sul Ross State University and the University of Texas Permian Basin. He was named Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year for 2013-2014 for ESC Region 18. He is an Eagle Scout with Silver Palm. His wife and two daughters will join him as part of the Bandera community.