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Del Valle ISD hires two high-level administrators, head football coach

Del Valle ISD hires two high-level administrators, head football coach

Del Valle ISD is excited to announce the hiring of the district’s new Chief Finance and Operations Officer, Chief of Police, and Head Football Coach, all of which were approved by the district’s Board of Trustees at the March 21 meeting.

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Ludivina Cansino, the new Chief Finance and Operations Officer, joins Del Valle ISD with 17 years of experience in education in a range of finance positions. She is the current Chief Financial and Operations Officer at Flour Bluff ISD, and was previously the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations at Donna ISD. She also served at other districts as a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director, Accounting and Payroll Supervisor. 

“We are excited to have Ludivina join the Del Valle family,” said Superintendent Dr. Annette Tielle, “She has a strong financial background and even spent time as a teacher giving her the ability to view school district finance from the classroom viewpoint. We look forward to her being part of our leadership team, while continuing to keep our district on a strong and stable path.”

Chief of Police

Robert Vela, is the district’s new Chief of Police. Vela has more than 30 years of experience as a patrol officer, supervisor, and investigator in the San Antonio area. He most recently served as a lieutenant for the Del Valle ISD Police Department and has been the interim chief for the past 4 months. Prior to his time at DVISD, he was a supervisor and criminal investigator at the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office.

“Robert Vela has a great understanding of what it means to be the leader of the Del Valle ISD Police Department,” Superintendent Tielle said, “In his time with us, I watched him build positive relationships with our students, staff, and his fellow officers, which is a truly important part of leading a school district’s police department. He brings knowledge and experience that ensures our schools remain safe places for students to learn.”

Head Football Coach

Del Valle High School’s new football coach is Todd Patmon. Patmon has extensive experience coaching football in Central Texas including nine seasons as a head coach at Bastrop High School. He was the school’s defensive coordinator for four seasons prior to his time as head coach. He was also the head football coach at Reagan High School in Austin from 2002-2005. He served as Del Valle’s associate football coach for the 2022 season.

“One thing we look for in our coaches is the ability to connect with our students in meaningful ways that prepare them not just for athletics, but for their future,” said Superintendent Tielle, “Coach Patmon is committed to our kids and our athletes support him which showed me he was the right person to lead our program. He has a positive mindset and strives for excellence as we move into this new chapter for our football team.”