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About the Principal

About the Principal

Clyde Guerra, Jr. was born in Laredo, Texas and is a lifelong resident of Zapata, Texas. Mr. Guerra is married to Irma Inez Guerra and have three children, Clyde III, Idalinda, and Caleb. He graduated from Zapata High School in 1991. He graduated from Texas A&M International University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Mathematics and Political Science. Mr. Guerra began his teaching career in 1996 with Zapata County ISD. Mr. Guerra taught Mathematics and was part of the Hawk and Lady Hawk Coaching Staff for 18 years. In 2010, Mr. Guerra earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Lamar University. In 2014, Mr. Guerra became Assistant Principal at Zapata High School until 2021 when he became the Principal at the Home of Hawk Pride.
Principal's Message:

Hawk Family,


It is with great excitement that I introduce myself as the new Principal of Zapata High School.  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. Our teachers and staff have been “going far beyond the call of duty” to make sure our students are delivered a first-class education. Student safety and everyday learning are our top priorities at Zapata High School.


Our Zapata High School Administrators, Teachers, and Staff are committed to being “Champions for all Students”. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our students.  Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. 


Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions.  I look forward to meeting you soon!  


Yours in Education,


Clyde Guerra, Jr.

Zapata HS Principal