DISD Superintendent Fernando Castillo receives prestigious 2017 Superintendent’s Award
DONNA – As a young child, Donna Independent School District Superintendent Fernando Castillo remembers how tough it was for him to learn to read and write English because he knew only Spanish.
He was bothered even more after he learned that he was being placed in what was called “zero grade” while his friends went on to kindergarten. Eventually, things started to turn around for Castillo, thanks to his first grade teacher Eloida (Nino) Rocha. She worked with him diligently, incorporating songs and rhythm for the alphabet and vowels. Her method of teaching and his determination to learn helped Castillo with the fundamentals of reading and writing.
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