McClendon Elementary Principal

Mr. Gilberto Salinas

Phone: 972-843-6800


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. University of Texas-Pan American M.Ed. University of North Texas

Mr. Gilberto Salinas

My name is Gilberto Salinas and I so excited to be a part of the Braves Nation. I look forward to helping your student achieve their educational goals by establishing a strong school-home relationship. We have a clear vision of academic excellence for every student that is on our campus. This can only be accomplised through a strong bond between all of us Student-Home-School. My educational journey started after college when I started to work in Higher Education, after 3 years I was led into Elementary School. Over the last 10 years I have served as a Bilingual Teacher, 5th grade content teacher, Newcomers Institute Teacher, Team Leader and Assistant Principal. It is with great priviledge that I joined the Braves Nation in July 2019 and I am looking forward to working with your student. 

When I am not in school I love to work in my garage. I am very mechanically inclined and I always complete my Honey-do list for my wife. I enjoy coaching soccer and t-ball for my sons, Dylan is a 5th grader, Jonah is a kindergartner and Ethan is in preschool. I have been married for 11 years to my beautiful wife Connie. I am a proud member of the Unites States Air Force, having served for over 8 years and deployed twice. 

During the day I am visiting classrooms and making sure the educational standards are met for every student. As such I check my emails sporadically through out the day and fully after 3:30 PM, when students are on their way home. The best way to reach me or request a conference time is through email. I have a 24 hour response policy. I look forward to serving your family.