Our leadership team is dedicated to carrying out the mission and vision of Southwest Schools and have made the commitment to ensure the success of not only the students, but the faculty and staff as well.

Ruben Gomez PhotoRuben Gomez – Principal | rgomez@swschools.org

Ruben Gomez began his career in education in 2000 and joined the Southwest Schools District in 2014. Mr. Gomez was previously with Houston ISD for 14 years where he taught pre-kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grade. While at HISD, he also served as Magnet Coordinator and Instructional Coordinator. Since joining the Southwest Schools District, Mr. Gomez has served as an Instructional Coordinator, Assistant Principal and currently the Principal at Mangum Elementary.


Mr. Gomez received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas- Pan American in Psychology and earned his master’s degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University.


Mr. Gomez believes a collaborative school environment built on relationships, accountability and responsibility are key to creating successful teachers. Furthermore, a rigorous curriculum empowering students to take control of their learning and development, and putting student needs first will ensure they have the opportunity to succeed in college and life. Finally, he believes collaborative partnerships with parents and stakeholders are essential to enriching the experience at Mangum Elementary.

Aldo Molina – Assistant Principal | amolina@swschools.org