Mrs. Denise P. Rios is currently the principal of St. Augustine Catholic School, an inner-city school in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in the East part of Houston. Mrs. Rios is a graduate of Texas A&M Kingsville and received her Masters in Education from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Currently, Mrs. Rios is working on her research for her Doctorate in Leadership Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University -The Woodlands Campus. Her expected graduation year for her Ph.D. is 2018.
Her love of teaching began when she lived and worked with the Sisters of Mercy of the Blessed Sacrament in various schools in Texas, California and Mexico. Inner-city schools have always been a passion in education for Mrs. Rios whether in public, private or Catholic schools. For 28 years, Mrs. Rios has enjoyed her career in Education and is committed to Catholic Education. She has taught various grade levels both academically and musically from Prekindergarten to High School. Her love of her faith and love of education continue to drive Mrs. Rios to bring the best to our students in our Archdiocese.