Comal ISD this week hired a second high-level administrator from Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (CFBISD) near Dallas.
Mario De La Rosa, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who also worked as an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) criminal investigator with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is the district’s new executive director of Safety and Security.
He follows CFBISD Supt. John Chapman, who will replace Andrew Kim as superintendent of Comal ISD after a 21-day, state-mandated waiting period for negotiations and vetting.
De La Rosa has served as executive director of CFBISD’s Safety and Security program since 2018. He previously worked as director of Safety and Security for Round Rock ISD.
“He will continue our safety-and-security initiatives which focus on preventing and mitigating as many issues as we can so that our students feel safe and are able to reach their full potential,” said acting Comal ISD Supt. Mandy Epley.
She said De La Rosa brings 27 years of experience as a field agent and educational leadership to the district and is accustomed to communicating with parents and working with multiple law-enforcement and emergency agencies during critical situations.