H.R. No. 422
         WHEREAS, Dr. Xavier De La Torre, superintendent of the Ysleta
  Independent School District, has greatly distinguished himself as
  an educator and civic leader; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. De La Torre began his career as a teacher,
  coach, and principal in various California school districts and
  went on to enjoy a successful tenure as associate superintendent of
  human resources and chief labor negotiator for the Elk Grove
  Unified School District in Sacramento; he subsequently became the
  superintendent of schools for Socorro ISD in El Paso, and in that
  role, he led the district to earn a number of accolades and
  spearheaded the passage of a $297 million facilities bond;
  returning to California, he served as superintendent of schools in
  the Santa Clara County Office of Education; and
         WHEREAS, Since assuming his current position in March 2014,
  this esteemed administrator has shepherded Ysleta ISD into a new
  era, overseeing the launch of the Young Women's Leadership Academy,
  the expansion of the international program and business-community
  partnerships, and the creation of a new technology initiative;
  moreover, he was instrumental in passing a $430.5 million bond that
  provided funds for a wide range of campus projects; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. De La Torre has received many accolades in the
  course of his career, including Coach of the Year and Teacher of the
  Year honors, as well as the Edgar L. Morphet Dissertation Award from
  the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership;
  he holds a bachelor's degree from California State University,
  Chico, a master's degree from the University of San Francisco, and a
  doctorate from the University of California, Davis; and
         WHEREAS, A strong and dynamic leader, Xavier De La Torre has
  made a positive difference in the lives of countless young Texans,
  and he is indeed deserving of recognition for his invaluable
  contributions to the El Paso community and beyond; now, therefore,
  be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby commend Dr. Xavier De La Torre for his many
  accomplishments and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued
  success with his important work; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Dr. De La Torre as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 422 was adopted by the House on April
  1, 2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House