Bastrop ISD has selected Dr. Augustina Lozano to serve as the inaugural principal of Camino Real Elementary School, one of two new schools the District is opening in August 2023. Lozano currently serves as Associate Principal in Lockhart ISD. She is expected to assume her new position in the coming weeks.
“It is a tremendous honor to return to Bastrop ISD and serve the community of Camino Real,” said Dr. Lozano. “I look forward to meeting students and their families as we begin the journey of opening their new school. Equally important, I am excited to come alongside professionals who share my passion for teaching and learning.”
Dr. Lozano has more than 20 years experience in education. In her current position, she serves as the instructional leader for approximately 2,000 students and over 150 staff. She directs and supports campus instructional initiatives and programs, as well as operational leadership in the areas of assessment, special programs, and college-career-military readiness. Prior to that, she served as assistant principal at Cedar Creek High School (21-22) and bilingual/ESL program coordinator (16-22) for the District.
“Dr. Lozano has a strong background and educational experiences that will be important as we open Camino Real and welcome its first crop of new students,” said Superintendent Barry Edwards. “She has a passion for ensuring all students succeed and an ability to create connections with families and serve as a bridge, especially for Spanish-speaking students and parents. We couldn’t be prouder to have her return to Bastrop ISD in this capacity.”
Lozano’s immediate focus will be hiring a leadership team as well as teachers and other staff, creating instructional and operational schedules and the budget, coordinating furniture delivery and installation, and helping to monitor the remaining months of construction with district leadership. She says her focus also will be engaging with families and beginning the process of relationship building and community partnership to ensure a smooth start to school. She will lead stakeholders in selecting a school mascot in the coming months.
Lozano earned a PhD from Texas A&M University in 2015. She also holds a master’s degree in education from Concordia University, and a bachelor’s in communications from Angelo State University. She and husband Joe have two children, one of whom graduated from Colorado River Collegiate Academy (CRCA) in 2020. Their daughter Gabriella is a junior at CRCA.