Phone: (512) 393-6250


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Ms. Maricela Passmore

My name is Maricela Passmore and I am honored to have earned the opportunity to serve De Zavala Elementary School as the Principal.

I have served in education for 9 years in San Antonio, Texas and most recently served as an Academic Dean. Prior to my time as an Academic Dean, I served as an Assistant Principal, middle school English teacher, and a high school English teacher. I have also coached at the middle school and high school levels. While obtaining my undergraduate degree I was a substitute teacher and a club volleyball coach. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Our Lady of the Lake University and a Master Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University San Antonio.

When I’m not at De Zavala my focus is my family. My husband and I have been married for five years and we have a three year old daughter and a ten month old son. We enjoy spending quality time together and sharing experiences that will turn into life-long memories.
These two pillars in my life, education and family, have taught me the importance of raising children in a welcoming and strong community environment. I look forward to collaborating with the San Marcos Community to ensure the students, families, and staff have a strong sense of family, community, and education.

Finally, as we are all experiencing times of uncertainty and change, I commit to doing what is best for our students in all facets of life by supporting our students, staff, and families with accessibility to curriculum and instruction, safety, social emotional support, technology assistance, and optimism for the future. I look forward to working with all of you to make sure De Zavala Elementary School creates a strong foundation for our students, families, and staff. Please, do not hesitate to contact me at Let's make this a year of opportunity!


Maricela Passmore