Ms. Tonie Badillo is the Dean of Dual Credit and Early College High Schools. Previous to her current appointment, Ms. Badillo served as Dean of Architecture, Art, Math and Science at the Valle Verde campus from 2011-2016.
Her involvement with the Texas Early College High School Initiative started in 2005, when she served as the Faculty Liaison for EPCC’s first early college: Mission Early College High School. By 2008, EPCC had partnered with three other school districts and Ms. Badillo was asked to serve as district-wide Early College High School Initiatives Coordinator.
Between 1999 and 2011, she was a full-time instructor and faculty coordinator under Workforce Development, ESL instructor for the Americana Language Programs, and ESOL assistant professor and faculty coordinator at the Mission del Paso Campus.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Tonie Badillo began her undergraduate education at Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia but transferred to the University of Texas at El Paso during her sophomore year to earn a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Linguistics. She is also a certified translator.
In 2007, she received the Award for Dedication to Community College ESL Teaching by the Global Education Association TESOL. She has served on the board of Tierra Madre, an environmentally sound low-income housing community in the region, as former president of the Association of Women in the Community College and is a member of the Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA), the American Association of Community Colleges, (AACC), and the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) among other educational organizations. She is also serving as Co-Chair of the Dual Credit Innovation Collaborative (DCIC) and the TCCTA Dual Credit Council.