Acevedo served as managing director for TEA

Sue Fleming, The Freer Press

New Freer Junior High principal Alfredo Acevedo says he is looking forward to working for Freer ISD, especially after spending the past year in retirement.

"I missed working with the students and I've always wanted to work for Freer ISD," he said. "I had to take this opportunity, and I'm happy to be here."

Acevedo acquired a vast range of experiences prior to retirement during a 34-year career in education.

Born in Rio Grande City, he graduated from Isidro High School in 1969 and attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville earning a BS degree in history and government in 1972. In 1976, he received a Masters degree in supervision and psychology.

In 1975, Acevedo taught middle school in Rio Grande City for three years.

He then taught history and government for a year at Falfurrias High School, followed by four years as high school counselor.

Afterward, Acevedo accepted the position of counselor at Rio Grande and a year later was counselor at Odem High School for two years.

Acevedo was principal at the Alice middle school for four years. For six years afterward, he was the junior high assistant principal in Alice.

Acevedo then held the position of intermediate school principal in Alice for four years before becoming the middle school counselor for three years.

He then served in Calallen ISD as assistant superintendent before leaving to accept a position at the Texas Education Agency in Austin. For two years he was a managing director for TEA before retiring for a year.

"I'm impressed with how friendly and warm everyone has been toward me here in Freer," he said. "I also want to welcome parents who may have questions to let me know anytime."

He and his wife, Anna Liza, reside in Alice.