2020 Young Alumni Rising Stars

Mr. Mark Estrada ('06, '10)

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Mr. Mark Estrada ('06, '10)

B.E.S.S. Exercise & Sports Science

M.Ed. Secondary Education

Superintendent of Schools
Lockhart ISD

Mark Estrada is the superintendent of schools for Lockhart ISD and has served in numerous capacities within the district since initially joining the district as principal of Plum Creek Elementary in 2012.

As an administrator, Estrada has designed and implemented innovative curriculum and professional development; secured almost $10 million in grants through The University of Texas at Austin GEAR UP program and the Holdsworth Center to increase postsecondary readiness and completion; and helped to established internet towers and provide the school district free high speed internet access. Estrada is also involved in a number of organizations including the E3 Alliance, Austin Area Research Organization (AARO), and the Lockhart Evening Lions Club.

In 2013, Estrada was selected for the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and in 2014 he was named an Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Emerging Leader. His articles about innovation and education have been featured in Education Week, and he has discussed educational issues on the BAM! Radio Network.