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Principal

Ashland Pingue

Ashland Pingue is the principal for CAST Lead.

Ashland Pingue spent 4 years at Legacy Middle School where she served as an assistant principal, and most recently as the associate principal. 2022-2023 will be her 11th year in education; she taught high school English at T.W. Andrews High School in North Carolina for 4 years prior to moving to San Antonio where she taught English and the AVID Elective along with serving as the AVID Coordinator for East Central High School. Mrs. Pingue received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro before attending Texas A&M University at San Antonio where she earned a Master’s degree in Educational Administration, and then began her doctoral degree at Texas A&M University at Commerce in the Fall of 2019.  

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CAST Schools are partnership schools, co-created by industry, civic leaders, and other external partners, who participate in decisions about curriculum, budget, and school governance. In addition to their critical role in the school design, our partners provide mentorship, real-world work experiences, internships, and job opportunities, shaping the career readiness of students and helping them seamlessly transition into college or the workforce while nurturing a homegrown and committed source of talent.

  • Steve Fitzer, BCMS
  • Connie Gonzalez, Leo Gomez, Brooks City Base
  • Mary Worth, Mission Trail Baptist Hospital
  • Dr. Matos, Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA)
  • Niki Belmares, SA Children’s Hospital
  • Dr. Ochoa, Carl Negley, SAVE Clinic
  • Dr. Luis Martinez, Trinity University
  • Mary Matic, Leo Maltos, Dr. Seidenfeld, Dr. Phillips-Madson, Dr. Parker, UIW
  • Dr. Chapa, Dr. McCormick, Dr. Ron Rodriguez, Dr. Chiquita Collins, UTHSCSA
  • Dr. Karcher, Dr. Sohn, UTSA
    Jessica Ruiz, SA Hospital
  • Michael Gates, SA Zoo
  • Mike Rivas, Dr. Luz Neira, SA Food Bank
  • Eroy Burns, Chris Payne, Boy Scouts
  • Brandyn Moore-Rodriguez, United Way
  • Saani Fong, Romanita Matta-Barrera, SA EDF/SA Works
  • Syndney Rouse, Anne Bathalter, Clarity
  • Lindsey Payne, The DoSeum
  • Tony Magaro, Southwest Research Institute
  • Dr. Stephanie Garcia, IDRA
  • Jenessa Short, Randy Surratt, The Patient Institute
  • Dr. Kirk, TSAOG Orthopaedics
  • Claryssa Cortez, Patricia Kittle, SA Metro Health
  • Anita Martin, University Health System
  • Meriam Good, Mind Science
  • Katherine Bowen, Chef SA
  • Katie Chain, HEB
  • Helen Holdsworth, Witte Museum
  • Lauren Geraghty, Communities in Schools
  • Wayne Fagan, Colonel McNish, The Dee Howard Foundation
  • Louise Cantwell, The WEX Foundation
  • Sara Santiago, Family Services Association
  • Ryan Beltran, Elequa
  • Kate Martin, UT Public Health
  • Carrie Merson, SA River Authority
  • Breana Trevino, City of SA – Solid Waste Management