About Principal

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    Padgett Cervantes



    (469) 713-5994

    I am so excited to serve as Coyote Ridge's Principal! I have been an educator in LISD for over 20 years, and I am thrilled to be one of many leaders here at CRE. I earned both my Bachelor of Science degree and Masters Degree in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas, with specializations in reading and leadership. Throughout my career in education, I taught 3rd and 4th grades at Hebron Valley Elementary, 3rd grade and MTA/Dyslexia Program at Degan Elementary, and served as Assistant Principal of Highland Village Elementary and Heritage Elementary. As Principal, I am rewarded daily with creative, energizing learning experiences throughout the building.  Coyote Ridge is a very special place to be!

    I have a wonderful, close-knit family. My husband, Tony, and I celebrated our 26th anniversary this year, and we have two beautiful daughters. Marisa is a senior at UNT (another Mean Green fan!), and Jamie is a senior at Denton High School. We love to spend time together, and you'll usually find us either at the movies, in the neighbors' yard at their pool, or relaxing at home. Frequently, I get to play with crafty things while the rest of my family enjoys the golf course! We also stay very busy with our three pups. Roxy is an 8-year-old Australian Shepherd, and Rico and Rizzo are one-year old German Shepherd pups. Our home is quite entertaining with that wild bunch!


    I look forward to a great school year!

    Padgett Cervantes, M.Ed.


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