George Lira was an Edgewood ISD teacher in the early 70’s and became an administrator in 1981. He served as a vice-principal at Gus Garcia MS, Escobar Jr. High, Wrenn Jr. High and Memorial High School. He retired in 2001 from Edgewood ISD and has been actively involved in the VFW.
Lira is a 1966 graduate of Edgewood High School. He attended St. Mary’s University and earned his Bachelors in Education in 1973; he earned his Master’s in Education from Trinity University in 1978.
Lira was inducted into the Edgewood ISD Hall of Fame in 2012.