Mrs. Tamez currently serves as the proud principal at Vernon Middle School. She has worked in education for over 16 years as a middle school teacher, middle school assistant principal and as a coordinator of Federal Programs. All her years working in education have been proudly served in Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District. She believes all students will learn provided they are afforded a safe and positive learning environment with a strong emphasis on quality instruction by our nurturing and caring teachers. She feels strongly about having well-rounded students encouraged to do well in the 3As- Academics, Arts and Athletics. Mrs. Tamez is a proud parent and employee of HCISD. She loves going to her students’ events. She spends her spare time appreciating every minute spent with her daughter, husband and family. She makes extra time to coach her daughter’s basketball team and loves going to the movies. One of her favorite quotes is, “Keeping kids first does not negate the significance of others, but it does put things in the right order.” Murphy, 2011.