Director's Message

Dear Parents of San Jacinto USD Head Start/State Preschool,


On behalf of the entire faculty, I would like to welcome you and your family to the 2022-2023 school year!


I am honored and feel very privileged to be the Director at San Jacinto Preschool for the eighth year. Beginning school is such an exciting time for you and your child. I am delighted that you considered San Jacinto Preschool to begin your child’s journey through his/her academic experience. Our commitment at San Jacinto Preschool is to support children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services.


For this school year 2022-2023, we added more students to our double session (AM/PM) Dual Language classroom at Edward Hyatt World Language Academy serving 48 students in this program. At our Hyatt Preschool site, it is under construction. We are anticipating that in November 2022, the new portable will be completed to serve our preschool inclusion class. In addition, we hired additional aides to support the classrooms and will be hiring a second enrollment technician. We are excited to have and welcome our new Education Coordinator, Kimberly Byers. She is a great addition to the preschool team! 


Family involvement is vital to the educational success of children. We will continue to have coffee with the Director. This is a time where parents/guardians hear the latest updates and events of the program. In addition, it is also a time for parents to hear about the instructional program, gain strategies to assist their children, ask questions and/or share concerns that will positively impact student academic achievement. I enjoyed meeting with our parents and sharing in celebrating our school’s progress. Hope to see many of you at this event- “Coffee with the Director.” In addition, both our Head Start and State programs conducts monthly Parent Policy Committee meetings (via Zoom and in-person). We hope you will become involved in attending these meetings because your input and ideas matters!


I encourage you to really dive into our website and learn all you can about our school. San Jacinto Preschool will ensure that our future ready learners are prepared for kindergarten. Here at San Jacinto Preschool, we create an environment where the strengths, hopes, and passions of families are valued and reinforced!


If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to come by and see me. 



Elizabeth Zaragoza

Director of San Jacinto USD Head Start/State Preschool