Members & bios

Hector J. Garcia – District 6, President

Hector “Tito” Garcia was elected to the Laredo ISD Board of Trustees in November, 2010. He served as Board President from December 2012 to November 2014.

A graduate of J.W. Nixon High School, Mr. Garcia is currently employed as the general manager at La Posada Hotel.  For more than 25 years, he worked for both LISD and UISD.

Mr. Garcia served as a Laredo City Council member from 2002-2010.  While on the City Council, he worked on issues and concerns important to the neighborhoods in his district.  He understands the importance of education and the need to provide students with the opportunity to attend higher education.

An active member of the community, Garcia has volunteered his time to events such as the Border Olympics, Jalapeno Festival, Borderfest, Jamboozie and the Washington’s Birthday Celebration.  Garcia also founded the Sister Cities Youth Advisory Committee. He is currently president of the Laredo Main Street Association.

"I am committed to providing the neighborhoods of LISD with every available resource to secure each student with every opportunity to receive a quality education," stated Garcia.

As the District 6 representative, Mr. Garcia represents D.D. Hachar Elementary School, Milton Elementary School, Ryan Elementary School, and Lamar Middle School.

Hector J. Noyola, District 3, Vice President

Hector J. Noyola was elected to the LISD Board of Trustees for District 3 in November, 2014. He was named Vice President in November 12, 2015.

A graduate of Martin High School, Noyola received a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Texas A&I Kingsville in 1965.  Mr. Noyola is currently the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Laredo.

An active member of the community, Noyola has given his time and talents to the Texas Workforce, Angel of Hope, Inc., Airport Advisory Board, LULAC, and the Optimist Club.

His three children, Veronica Yvette, Clarissa Laura, and Hector Jr., are all LISD educators.

Mr. Noyola is the school board trustee for District 3, which includes Bruni Elementary School, J.C. Martin Elementary School, and Sanchez/Ochoa Elementary School. 


Ricardo Garza - District 4, Secretary

Ricardo “Rick” Garza was elected to the Laredo ISD Board of Trustees for District 4 in November, 2012. He was named Board Secretary on November 12, 2014.

A product of LISD and a 1981 graduate of Nixon High School, Garza received a bachelor’s in Science Degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1986.  Mr. Garza currently is owner/operator of Twins Mechanical, Inc.

An active civic leader, Garza has volunteered in various leadership positions with the Laredo Under Seven Flags Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), City of Laredo Airport Committee, Laredo Beautification Committee, City of Laredo Transportation Committee, and the Laredo Center for the Arts.  He also served as founding member of the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association/Streets of Laredo Jamboozie Celebration and Laredo Proud Campaign. 

Mr. Garza and his wife, Adelina Flores Garza, have two children, Hannah Victoria and Sarah Sophia.

“I’m honored to be serving the children of our community,” Garza said.  “It is my obligation as a member of the LISD Board of Trustees to make sure that all of our students have access to a quality education.”

Mr. Garza represents District 4 which includes Alma Pierce Elementary, K. Tarver Elementary, and Nixon High Schools.

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Cindy Liendo - District 2, Trustee

Cindy Liendo was elected to the LISD Board of Trustees for District 2 in November, 2016.

A graduate of J. W. Nixon High School and a 2012 Mustang Legend, Ms. Liendo is currently employed by Habitat for Humanity of Laredo as the Resource Development Manager. She was formerly employed by the South Texas Food Bank as the Chief Development Officer.

Ms. Liendo served on the Laredo City Council from 2008 to 2014 and served as Mayor Pro-Tem. An active member of our community, Ms. Liendo has been a Girl Scout Troop Leader, Democratic Party Precinct Chairperson, Catechist, and member of the Laredo Commission for Women and Leadership Laredo.

Liendo has been Chairperson of the South Texas Development Council, a member of Habitat Women’s Build Committee, TAMIU MPA Advisory Board, Teens in the Drivers Seat Advisory Board, and Women’s City Club. In 2008, she began hosting National Night Out in Laredo which promotes neighborhood involvement against crime and better relationships between the community and local law enforcement officials.

Ms. Liendo has one daughter, Ana Victoria.

“I believe that in order to ensure a better future for our community, we must start with our children by teaching them to care about our city and to be active citizens,” Liendo said. 

Ms. Liendo will represent Daiches, Dovalina, and Macdonell Elementary Schools.


Dr. Cecilia May Moreno - District 5, Trustee

Dr. Cecilia Moreno was elected to the Laredo ISD Board of Trustees in November, 2010, and served as Vice President of the Board from December 2012 to November 2014. She was named President of the Board on November 12, 2015.

Dr. Moreno is recently retired as Purchasing Agent for Webb County. A former educator, Dr. Moreno worked at LISD for 39 years, and served as Superintendent of Schools for Carrizo Springs Consolidated Independent School District for five years, giving her a total of 44 years of public school experience.  She was a Laredo City Council member for 10 years and served as the mayor pro-tem for the city.

In 1997, former Texas Governor George Bush appointed Dr. Moreno to the Teachers Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees.   In May, 2007, The Texas State Senate confirmed the appointment of Dr. Moreno, to the Texas Woman’s University (TWU) Board of Regents.  She will serve on the TWU governing board until Feb. 1, 2013.

Dr. Moreno was named a TWU Distinguished Alumna in 2003 and has been inducted into the Laredo Commission for Women’s Hall of Fame and the LULAC Hispanic Heritage Hall of Fame.  She is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators, LULAC Council No. 12, Webb County Heritage Foundation, and the Laredo Center for the Arts. Dr. Moreno’s accomplishments were included in the Smithsonian Institute’s Traveling Exhibit entitled, “Our Journeys/Our Stories.” In this exhibit, TAMIU Portraits of Alumni Achievements showcased the university’s outstanding alumni who achieved their dreams and serve as role models and mentors to the next generations of students.

A graduate of Martin High School, Dr. Moreno earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from TWU, an MBA in accounting from Laredo State University and her doctorate of education from Texas A&M University at Kingsville.

She is married to Samuel Moreno, a former Memorial Middle School principal. They have five children and 10 grandchildren. 

She represents Gallego Elementary, Heights Elementary, and Memorial Middle Schools.

"It is a privilege to serve the needs of our local youth as a member of the Board of Trustees for District 5.  As a career educator, counselor, mother and grandmother, I understand the importance of receiving a quality education.  My inspiration are the children who  fill our classrooms and the desire they have to participate in school activities.  My greatest desire is to see all our students graduate from high school and continue with the higher education necessary for their career choice.  May they hold great memories of their LISD school years and may the school involvement they experience help them become model contributing community members," stated Moreno.


 Jose A. Valdez - District 1,Trustee

Jose A. Valdez has been a member of the Laredo ISD School Board of Trustees since 1997. A former Laredo City Council Member, Mr. Valdez is an active member of the community. He was named Vice President of the Board on November 12, 2014.

He is also the former South Texas Coordinator of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP. Mr. Valdez’s work experience includes serving as Executive Director of the Webb County Community Action Agency, Deputy Director of the Texas Migrant Council, and Executive Director of the Minnesota Migrant Council. 

He is married to the former Romana Castillo. They have two sons, and two daughters, and 12 grandchildren. Mr. Valdez earned his Bachelors degree in 2012.

“Parental involvement is critical to student success,” believes Mr. Valdez. “We invite our parents to become active participants in their child’s education.”

As the school board representative for District 1, Mr. Valdez represents Farias Elementary School, Santa Maria Elementary School, Leyendecker Elementary School, Christen Middle School, and Martin High School. 



Jose R. Perez - District 7, Trustee

Jose R. Perez was elected to the Laredo ISD Board of Trustees for District 7 in November, 2008, and served as President of the Board January, 2012 to December 2012.

A former LISD educator of 36 years, Perez received a bachelor’s degree in Bilingual Education from Texas A&I University in Laredo.  He also holds a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Laredo State University.  He began his career with the district as a teacher at Daiches Elementary and Lamar Middle Schools.  He served as assistant principal at M.S. Ryan Elementary School.

Perez also worked as an administrator with the Division of Operations and was Director of Transportation.  Most recently, he was the Director of the Fixed Assets Department with the district.  He also served as a member of the Laredo City Council from 1990 to 1998.

Mr. Perez and his wife, Idalia, have five children, Monica, Joe, Rebecca, Agapito, and Jerry.

“Our students deserve the best education possible,” stated Perez.  “As a member of the board, I promise that I will work tirelessly with the district’s administration, faculty, and staff to help the students achieve their goals.”

Mr. Perez is the school board trustee for District 7, which includes Kawas Elementary School, Ligarde Elementary School, Santo Niño Elementary School, Zachry Elementary School, Cigarroa Middle School, and Cigarroa High School.


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