Mrs. Olinda Flores is presently the Chief Personnel Officer. She graduated from Zapata High School In 1977 and attended Texas A & I University at Kingsville. She graduated in 3 years with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Speech. She stayed one more year and received her Master of Science Degree in Secondary Education. She holds Texas Certifications in Secondary Mathematics and Speech, a Library Science Endorsement, an ESL Endorsement, Principal Certificate, and Leadership Training Certification.
Mrs. Flores has been blessed to have been a part of the Zapata County ISD family for the past 33 years. She has served the district as a Middle School and High School Teacher of Mathematics and Speech, High School Librarian, District Mathematics Coordinator, Director of Assessment and Instructional Support, and now as Chief Personnel Officer. She has a great passion for UIL Academics where she coached Speech events at Middle and High School and was an assistant for the One-Act-Play for many years. She sponsored the High School Stutters as well. She is proud to have been named Secondary District Teacher of the Year in 2000. Mrs. Flores has served the district in many leadership capacities such as Lead and Mentor Math Teacher both at Middle and High School; being part a the middle school leadership team instrumental in the training and implementation of the Middle School Concept; named to represent high school as the leadership team influential in assuring that Zapata High School was named as a Mentor High School in Texas and presenting in various parts of Texas; co-wrote, coordinated, implemented, and evaluated the Comprehensive School Reform Grant at Middle School for 3 years which brought in over $500,000 in resources and staff development in the area of Mathematics; served as District Planning Decision Making Committee Chairperson for two years; and served the district as Mistress of Ceremonies for the Opening of the School Year, Veterans Day Ceremony, and ZCISD Service Award Ceremony. In her present job as Chief Personnel Officer, Mrs. Flores oversees all aspects of the Human Resource office. She also supervises the PEIMS department, the School Safety Program, School Nurses, Student Services, and District Policy. Olinda is married to Javier and has one son-Javy who is a Pharmacist and resides in San Antonio with his wife, Veronica. Olinda truly believes that every day affords us the opportunity to learn something new, to challenge ourselves to improve, and to grow professionally.