Cherise Longoria - Administrator of Student Support Services
Cherise Longoria has served public school students for 17 years. During that time, she has taught elementary special education students (Lewisville School District, Lewisville, Texas, 2005-2010) and for the last twelve years she’s worked in the Boise School District (Junior High Special Education Teacher, 2010-2013; Elementary Summer School Principal, 2013-2014; Special Education Consulting Teacher, 2013-2014; High School Summer School Principal, 2015; Assistant Principal, Les Bois Junior High School, 2015-2017; and Special Education Supervisor, 2017 to present). In addition, she currently serves on the Director's Advisory Committee with the Director of Special Education for the Idaho State Department of Education.
Ms. Longoria has demonstrated strong instructional leadership skills and is committed to the Boise School District’s Vision of preparing students for success in college, career and in citizenship. She is a tireless advocate for the work of educational professionals and provides the support necessary to see that students and staff members succeed every day. Ms. Longoria is a collaborative educational leader who is able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of individuals representing multicultural and diverse settings, including staff, students, parents and the school community.
In her role as Administrator of Student Support Services, Ms. Longoria will provide oversight and leadership in the following areas: Counseling and Social Work Services, Special Education, Summer School, District Strategic Plan development, Professional Development and New Teacher/New-to-the-District Orientation program.
Ms. Longoria earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Health from Eastern Oregon University and a Master of Education and Administration Degree from the University of Idaho.