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Principal's Message


Zach Beshea comes to Del Valle ISD as a growth-minded educational leader that students, teachers, and community members deserve. He has served in education for 11 years, and most recently, he was named the 2021-2022 TASSP Region 20 "Greater San Antonio Area" Assistant Principal of the Year. Along with his educational experience, he served as the Boerne ISD Summer School Principal for PreK-8 for three years. Mr. Beshea holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Education from Texas Lutheran University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. He believes schools need a leader who empowers and inspires students in the educational environment and the community, modeling how they can be world-class visionaries who navigate challenges and think critically. 


Empathy, Equity, and Excellence will drive my vision at Hillcrest Elementary during the 22-23 school year. We truly believe we will be #BetterTogether this school year! There are no limits to what any student or teacher can achieve at Hillcrest with a student-centered and growth mindset mentality. Family and community buy-in are essential to student success, and I encourage all stakeholders to make decisions for positive change. Being committed and passionate is an integral part of my life. Even though sometimes it is challenging when you are a school leader, it is also rewarding to see our students grow emotionally and academically. I am committed to innovative practices and collaborative efforts with all stakeholders.


Zach Beshea

Hillcrest Elementary Principal



Hillcrest Elementary Assistant Principal

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Chris Abbott