Mrs. Cynthia Sifuentes

05/1999 – B.A. in Education with Major in Interdisciplinary Studies
Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College (Alpine, Texas)

08/1996 – 05/1997 University of Texas at San Antonio

01/1997 – 05/1997 San Antonio College

08/1992 – 05/1996 Southwest Texas Junior College, Associates

Attended College Board Workshops.

Attended and participated in college application and financial aid workshops.

Drafted reports and have collected data to provide feedback to staff and supervisor.

Successfully completed educational courses to further my career as an educator.

Attended workshops to enhance learning in multicultural environments.

Participated in leadership training in building workshops to enhance learning.

Have worked with students in various aspects of career exploration.

Mentored new teachers in teaching strategies and curriculum.

08/12- Present – Taught First and Third graders to prepare them for the next grade

11/2007-08/2011 – Met with TRIO students bi-weekly to check school performance, and develop college and career plans. Prepared college readiness workshops to assist students in applying to college, and plan for a Chaperoned TRIO students on college campus visits to various universities in Texas and out of state. Maintained students’ records through BLUMEN database anp assist with Annual Performance Reports. Provided counseling and academic guidance to TRIO students with respect to college preparation.  Submitted written reports to the TRIO  supervisor and director at end of school year and upon request. Responsible for outreach, recruitment, tracking, follow-up plan (portfolios), and/or retention of TRIO participants.

08/2004-05/2007 – Taught Second graders and worked in a Team with teachers to collaborate and develop lessons for the students. Assisted students with after school tutoring and worked with students to participate in UIL Activities.

08/1999-05/2004 – Taught Second graders and prepared learning lessons and activities for teachers and Prepared students for First Holy Communion through catechism classes.

08/12-Present – Teacher with Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School

11/2007-08/2011 – Outreach Specialist I – University of Texas at San Antonio TRIO Programs

08/2004-05/2007 – Teacher with Eagle Pass ISD

11/1999-05/2004 – Teacher with Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School

08/1999-10/1999 – Permanent Substitute Teacher Eagle Pass ISD

06/1995-05/1997 – Administrative Asst. Clerk with Matthews & Branscomb Law Firm

09/2009 – 08/2011 President-Liberty Elementary PTO

Worked with (5) PTO Officers and parent volunteers  to  develop  strategies  for  fundraisers to help students, teachers, parents, and school

Scheduled PTO evening meetings for students and parents to develop more parent involvement.


09/2007 – Present – Lector at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Eagle Pass, TX

Recite readings from the bible four to five times a year, as


11/2008 – 06/2010 ACTS Team Member

ACTS is a global movement that holds Catholic-based retreats.

Served on Team to coordinate and plan several

Assisted with  catechism    workshops at Our Lady of Refuge Church to help prepare youth for Confirmation.

Attended Catholic  Faith  Formation  classes  on  moral  formation,  teaching  to  pray  to help  grow  in my


October 2007 – Chaperoned juniors & seniors on college campus visit of Texas A&M University-monitored students as they were addressed by Office of  Admissions,  Financial  Aid Office,  College  of  Liberal  Arts along with the Department of Hispanic Studies, College of Geosciences, College of Education and Human Development, College of Architecture, College of Engineering, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. I have chaperoned this type of trips in 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 and


January 2007 – Help out with Eagle Pass High School’s Financial Aid Night. Monitored students as they completed the FAFSA online. Helped students and parents create PIN accounts and, answer


November 2006 – Helped students and parents apply for college through  Apply  Texas Common Application at Eagle Pass High School’s College Application Night. Helped  students and  parents create  PIN


October 2006 – Attended Eagle Pass I.S.D.’s College Night, and June Mc Bride’s workshop on writing better essays for college and