Roy Richard Soto, Sr. - President

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Roy Richard Soto, Sr. - President

Attended elementary, junior high and high school in the Edgewood School District. In high school, was in the National Honor Society at John F. Kennedy, Class of 1974 and participated in numerous clubs & organizations and was a class officer.

Mr. Soto played and lettered in the following sports: football, basketball & baseball. He also set a city passing record my senior year and received the following honors:

  • Player of the Year
  • All-District
  • All City
  • All-State Honorable Mention
  • Express-News Top Ten Teenagers of San Antonio

Education, professional background and recognition and community roles include:

  • Texas Lutheran University – B.A. Finance & Marketing, 1982
  • Service in the U.S. Air Force & National Guard
  • Business Owner – 5 retail franchise stores
  • Knights of Columbus – 4th Degree, Treasurer, multiple years
  • Chair of the Finance Council of St Ann Parish – 2005 to present
  • Current Chair of the National Advisory Board for the Premier Companies
  • Dealer of the Year Award 2009
  • Top Achiever Award each year for 11 years
  • Industry-Wide Dealer of The Year 2012
  • Testified before Congress in support of industry legislation 2012
 Frank Espinosa - Vice President

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Frank Espinosa - Vice President

Frank Espinosa graduate from Memorial High School Class of 1987 and graduated top 10. He obtained a BBA degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Espinosa served in various capacities on the Valero Volunteer Council, NuStar Volunteer Council and non-profit organizations(e.g. President, Vice President, Westside YMCA Chairman and YPartners Campaign Chairman, President, Vice-president, Treasurer for EDAA, Treasurer-Valero Volunteer Council, Treasurer-NuStar Volunteer Council, President-Edgewood Education Foundation).

He has over 20 years of experience in fundraising and community volunteerism as well as various accomplishments (e.g. SAHA residents Annual Christmas Dinner feeding up to 1,000 guests hosted by Valero, Haven for Hope Christmas dinner serving over 600 guests hosted by NuStar, Haven for Hope annual BBQ dinner serving over 1,600 guests hosted by NuStar, Haven for Hope Golf Charity event, Edgewood Education Foundation Annual Hall of Fame Banquet raising over $30,000 for EISD educators and the community).

Mr. Espinosa was also involved in the United Way Metro Campaign as Coordinator on behalf of Valero and NuStar and numerous United Way Days of Caring of events to help revitalize United Way agencies in San Antonio and the surrounding areas.

 Stella Camacho - Secretary

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Stella Camacho - Secretary

Stella Camacho is a graduate of John F Kennedy High School and a long-time resident of the Edgewood Independent School District. She attended St. Mary’s University and San Antonio College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Accounting through the online program with the University of Phoenix.

After a 20 year career in banking, Mrs. Camacho chose to work from home as a freelance bookkeeper and tax preparer. She works with small to medium size businesses as well as individuals providing assistance in office organization, accounting services, and tax preparation.

Working as an independent contractor has allowed her the flexibility and time to volunteer at her sons’ schools for the past seven years. Through these years she has been a parent volunteer, a PTA member, a designated Parent Ambassador, an Elementary School PTA President, an EISD PTA Council Secretary and a member of DEIC. Volunteering and working closely with students, teachers, and staff members has strengthened her passion and admiration for the Edgewood School District and the pride it carries in our community.

She and her husband, Joe Camacho, are blessed with a beautifully combined family of 6 sons, 2 daughters, and 13 grandchildren. Holiday gatherings at the Camacho home are huge!

"Our Edgewood District is far from finished in its continued quest to bring forth outstanding students and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a small part of this promised venture."

“Students, respect your parents for they brought you into this world…

Respect your teachers, for they teach you about this world…

Respect your peers, for they live with you in this world…

Respect yourself, for you are the future of this world.”

 Timothy W. Payne - Member

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Timothy W. Payne - Member

Mr. Timothy W. Payne attended both elementary and secondary schools in the Edgewood Independent School District. He graduated from Edgewood High School and received his Bachelor Degree in Health Education from the University of Texas, San Antonio.  Mr. Payne is a resident and proud parent of a student attending school within the district.

Mr. Payne is a lifelong learner and has many years of experience working with students in achieving their very best.

He has worked for:

Early Head Start & Head Start age programs, coached basketball teams for students and worked with juvenile aged children at short and long term treatment programs.  Mr. Payne is a strong and vocal advocate in bringing affordable housing to the district to benefit our children, families, and community.

He believes all children can learn, succeed and it will take everyone working together to make a difference to inspire and ignite student learning and achievement.

“When we Love knowledge and can be corrected; then growth and learning will be a part of Our Successes”. (TWP)

“Edgewood, Students First”

 Martha Castilla - Member

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Martha Castilla - Member

Ms. Castilla is the youngest of seven siblings and the first of five generations of her family attending Edgewood schools. Ms. Castilla has lived, worshipped and worked in the Edgewood School District most of her life.

Ms. Castilla worked in the health field for 23 years as a Medical Business Manager for an OB/GYN Clinic before moving into Community Health Work.

She attended UTSA’s nonprofit management program and became the founding executive director of the Edgewood Family Network. A non- profit founded by Ms. Castilla and five other Edgewood mothers and grandmothers to help families in Edgewood with Basic Needs, Health, High Education, Employment, Financial Literacy, and Home Ownership. These pathways were developed as six or more families seeking help in that area and committed to join forces to share their experience to help others. Soon she realized that in order to help meet the need and help all the families in Edgewood that were seeking assistance, a cadre of leaders needed to emerge. So, the simplest thing to do is ask those families helped to join the effort to help other families.

She developed the Promotores De Buena Vida model to prepare residents as servant leaders and developed a social movement to engage Edgewood Families in efforts to improve their lives and help others do the same. To formalize the model and develop a workforce, she and 35 women of Edgewood graduated from the Northwest Vista College Community Health Worker Program. She became a state certified trainer and has trained more than 700 women as promoters throughout San Antonio.

Ms. Castilla also co-founded Heart for the Neighborhood; faith-based, grassroots, non-profit, focused on visiting, feeding, and supporting isolated seniors in Edgewood. The weekly home visits, by volunteers, include delivery of food for the body, the mind, and the spirit. Women in Edgewood are also encouraged to practice their gifts of sewing, crocheting, and other crafts to sell at community events.

She also co-develops the Promotores en Presencia Viva for UTHSC. Where promoters from the family and community medicine department visit patients at home and are a big part of the care team.

Ms. Castilla is currently working at the Madonna Center starting a pilot program in partnership with the Health Collaborative. Growing Healthy Together is a holistic approach to family health with twenty pathways to resources and education. Promotores from ten agencies will be trained on the Promotores de Corazon Model.

Ms. Castilla’s passion is to develop community through resident leadership, building positive trusting relationships, and bridging gaps between families and resources.

Her best compensation is seeing families going from SURVIVING to THRIVING.

 Joseph M. Guerra- Member

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Joseph M. Guerra- Member

Joseph M. Guerra was born in San Antonio, Texas and has lived in the Edgewood district all his life.  He graduated from Edgewood High School in 1970.  He was a certified Respiratory Therapist and specialized in Neonatal Respiratory Care.  He worked at University Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care which directed his career to Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research and later to Southwest Research Institute where he retired.  He was instrumental in developing models of lung disease and the treatment of those diseases especially relating to prematurely born newborns.

Though Mr. Guerra is retired, he is still an active and vested member of his community.  He involves himself in the local PTA, Band and Athletic Boosters, Reading Days at local schools, and in his homeowner's association.  He is a proud supporter of the Go-Public Campaign and is a member of the Westside Education and Training Center Blue Ribbon Committee.  He is a past member of the Advisory Board of the Animal Care Service Over-site Board for City Council District 6.  He has also served as an associate member of the Edgewood District Veterans, and currently is a member of the San Antonio Edgewood Lions Club.

Mr. Guerra firmly believes in the public education system.  He believes the opportunities and skills that are extended to the students that attend a high-quality public school are far more reaching than can be measured by any test.

Joseph M. Guerra has served as a current and past member of the Edgewood School Board.  He served as President of the Edgewood School Board from 2010 to 2014.