Celina Estrada Thomas
Celina Estrada Thomas

Email: celinaet@fisd.org

Celina Estrada Thomas

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction


  • Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration from University of Texas at Austin May 1994
  • Superintendent Certification, May 1994
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Pan American University in Brownsville, May 1986
  • Mid-Management Certification, May 1986
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Education Pan American University in Brownsville May 1982

Professional Experiences

  • Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Fredericksburg ISD, August 2015 to present
  • Director of Human Resources, Bastrop ISD, July 2014-July 2015
  • Principal Bastrop High School, June 2008 to June 2014
  • Principal Albert Sydney Johnston High School, Austin ISD, June 2005 to May 2008
  • Principal J. Frank Dobie Middle School, Austin ISD, June 2002 to May 2005
  • Principal Chisholm Trail Middle School, Round Rock ISD, January 1995 to May 2002
  • Assistant Principal, Cedar Valley Middle School, Round Rock ISD, July 1993 to December 1994
  • Research Associate, Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, October 1992 to June 1993
  • Educational Specialist, Texas Education Agency, July 1991 to September 1992
  • Assistant Principal, Gladys Porter High School, Brownsville ISD, October 1986 to June 1991
  • Biology and Physical Education Teacher, Brownsville ISD August 1982 to 1986


  • UIL District 26-4AAAA Chair in 2013-14
  • CASA Board Member in Bastrop County 2015
  • TASA (Texas Association of School Administrators) Member
  • ASCD (Association for Supervision, Curriculum and Development) Member since 2000

Family Background

  • Dr. Thomas is married to Michael Lee Thomas, retired General Warranty Manager for DR Horton Homes. They have six grown, independent children, four daughters and two sons, and seven grandchildren. Three of their daughters are public school teachers and their sons have served in the Navy and Marine Corps. The Marine is on active duty in his 14th year of service. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, country western dancing, and taking care of their two dogs, Jake and Cooper.
  • They have made Fredericksburg their new home. They are grateful for the warm welcome they have received from all the people they have met.