Rafael Cantu Jr. High School

Rafael Cantu Junior High will prepare and inspire all students to be equipped to excel in the college and career of their choice, dominate 21st century skills in leadership, knowledge, language, and technology to compete in a global economy and serve as successful citizens in their community.
Roxana Salinas » Roxana

Roxana

Bio:

Hi! My name is Roxana Salinas, I am the youngest of my siblings, I have an older sister and brother. I am the mom of a very energetic, and spunky almost 2-year-old son who definitely keeps me and everyone around him on their toes. I am the wife to a humble and very loving husband. I am a proud 2003 graduate from La Joya High School. I was a member of the band freshmen & sophomore year, and I was an athlete throughout my four years of high school. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from the University of Texas Pan American with a minor in Computer Information Systems. I continued my education and pursued my Masters in Health & Human Performance and was the first graduating class from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

 

Fact few know about me:

Initially, my career was photography, I loved editing pictures and capturing candid moments. While attending the University of Texas Pan American I worked for the Pan American newspaper where I was the photography editor. I had the responsibility of delegating the photographers employed by the paper and ensuring a photographer was present at events on and off campus. I had the opportunity to photograph some important and famous individuals such as Bill Gates, Jeff Corwin, Mario Lopez, former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, and former secretary of state Hilary Clinton. I figured out that I enjoyed photographing sporting events more than anything else, specifically volleyball, that’s when I knew I couldn’t stay away from sports and finished my degree in Education.

 

Hobbies:

Amidst my hectic coaching schedule I fit in training for triathlons, I try to race in one sprint triathlon a year. I completed the 70.3 Memorial Herman Ironman in 2011, which was one of the highlights of my entire life. The IM 70.3 was the most challenging thing I have ever done, my mental toughness grew stronger and the confidence in my physical capabilities cultivated immensely.

 

My aspirations for my students/athletes:

My favorite quote of all time, and the motto in which I believe our soul purpose as educators should be, “Aspire to inspire before you expire”. Through my classes I hope to inspire students to enjoy being active throughout their entire life, and truly understand the importance of living an active lifestyle.

 

 

Last Update September 2017