By: Reno Luna / Public Information Officer
San Felipe Independent School District and the Del Rio Middle School staff are deeply
saddened by the loss of one of their beloved mathematics teachers, Mr. Manuel A. Navarro.
Serving eight years with the District, Mr. Navarro is remembered for his dedication and passion
During his tenure, Mr. Navarro’s special gift was his creative ability to teach regular and
advanced-level math courses. But his natural zeal for teaching was best reflected in his work
with English language learners. During these past few months, Mr. Navarro dedicated his time
to teaching his students online. He also loved meeting with his departmental colleagues and
continuously encouraged their devotion to teaching middle school students. Even amid his
recent illness, Mr. Navarro would insist on preparing lessons, grading papers, submitting
progress reports, and staying abreast of the needs of his students.
Mr. Jorge Jurado, 7th Grade Del Rio Middle School Principal, expressed his condolences
stating, “The DRMS family is forever grateful for Mr. Navarro’s unwavering commitment to his
profession and love he had towards his students, colleagues, and our community. We will
forever cherish the legacy he leaves behind.”