Silvia Salinas was recently named acting executive director of the Athletics Department, the first woman to occupy the position in Dallas ISD. A 27-year educator, Salinas has worked in athletics administration for 16 years.
Continuing a long family tradition in education, Salinas earned a degree in exercise and sports science from Southwest Texas State University and a master’s degree in sports administration from Northwestern State University. She earned a doctorate in higher education and athletics administration from the University of North Texas.
Salinas began her career teaching mathematics and coaching cross-country and track-and-field in Lockhart, Texas. In 1996, she began teaching and coaching at Skyline High School before going on to coach at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. In 2000, she returned to Dallas ISD to teach at Bryan Adams High School and Richland College and later at W.T. White High School before becoming assistant director of Athletics.
Salinas is a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). She is also a member of the Texas Girls Coaches Association, Texas High School Coaches Association, Texas High School Athletic Directors Association, and is the vice president of the National Football Foundation’s Gridiron Club of Dallas.