Ericka Olivarez
B.A. in Political Science from St. Mary's University;  Major: Political Science  Minor: English Literature
M.A. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame; Focus: Racial and Ethnic Politics, Political Theory
M.A. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Texas, Arlington

This is my fourth year as the Academic Dean at Kennedy, and my 14th year in Edgewood ISD. I began my career in education as a Graduate student at the University of Notre Dame, where I taught College Level Introduction to Political Science, Senior Seminar, and Research Methods and Statistics.  My love for teaching developed over the years and I became more actively involved in the public school system in South Bend, Indiana.  As a result, I decided to move back to San Antonio, Texas and decided to pursue a career in public education. 
I began that career as a Social Studies Teacher at Brentwood Middle School. I enjoyed my time at Middle School, which included traveling with two cohorts of students to Washington D.C.  I continued my career in Edgewood ISD, as the District Social Studies Specialist, working with teachers to improve their craft and enhance social studies instruction. I have since been the Academic Dean at John F. Kennedy High School, where I enjoy working with teachers to improve instruction in all content areas.
I have greatly enjoyed working for Edgewood ISD and I look forward to another successful year at John F. Kennedy High School.
Last Modified on August 9, 2016