Micaela Varela

It is both a privilege and a blessing to serve as the Hornedo Middle School Principal. I became Hornedo's third Principal in May 2015. Hornedo is my home away from home, and I am proud to be serving this school community. The teachers and staff at Hornedo amaze me with their dedication to our students and families. Hornedo is a wonderful place for children to spend their middle school years, and I am happy to be a part of this important phase of their lives. We have an amazingly talented student body with diverse abilities and interests. They all make Hornedo the exceptional school that it is. Go Tornados!


I am currently in my nineteenth year at EPISD. I have worked as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal, all with EPISD. I taught at Kohlberg Elementary and was the Assistant Principal at Kohlberg and Crosby before moving to Polk Elementary School where I was an administrator for ten years. I started at Polk as the Assistant Principal in 2005 and became the Polk Principal in June 2009. I was born and raised in El Paso and attended EPISD schools: Park Elementary, Charles Middle, and Andress High. I am a graduate of Texas Tech University where I received my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and I received my Master's Degree in Education Administration from UTEP. My husband, Joe, and I have three beautiful children who fill our lives with happiness and keep us busy!

Assistant Principals:

6th Grade:

Patrick Gailey

7th Grade:
Erica Johnson

I moved to El Paso from San Antonio nine years ago.  Prior to being here at Hornedo Middle School I was at Lincoln Middle School as Assistant Principal.

I taught for seven years before becoming an administrator. I was a teacher of special education for five years with North East ISD, one year with San Antonio ISD, and one year in Las Cruces Public Schools.   I am a proud graduate of New Mexico State University, GO AGGIES!!!

8th Grade:
Patrica Cruz