Meet Your College Advisors!

Mr. Estrada

College Readiness Liasion

Welcome to the SWHS Café College site. My name is Mr. Estrada and I am the College Readiness Liaison. A bit about me, I am married, we have a daughter and expecting a boy in December, and a basset hound! I graduated from TAMUSA with Bachelor of Science in Criminology. I am working on my Master's in Education at Sam Houston State University. I am here to help guide you through the college going process. I can assist with college and career exploration, applications, financial aid applications, test prep and registration and more.

Random facts about me. I have walked up all the steps of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. I have traveled to all the lower states of the country. I am a fan of the SA Spurs, the Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio FC, and the Texas Rangers. I also enjoy going to the movies and playing sports when I can.

If you have any questions or want to set up an appointment please click here.

Email: eestrada8722@swisd.net

Ms. Thomas

SAEP - R2S College Advisor


Hello! I am Ms.Thomas and I can help guide you through the following: college essays, applications for college, FAFSA, TASFA, scholarships and goal setting. Check out my site for more services I provide.

I am a Texas A&M University – San Antonio graduate that transferred from Northwest Visa College. I have been a college writing tutor, math tutor and a science teacher. ​I believe that everyone should have affordable and equitable access to a higher education. I look forward to working with you to make this a reality. ​I love science fun facts/puns, the BFRO and growing succulents.​

Email: jthomas@saedpartnership.org


TUCAC aDVISOR

My name is Maria Moreno. I am the new TUCAC advisor here at Southwest ISD.

A little about me:

  • I grew up in Pleasanton, Texas and graduated from Pleasanton High School.

  • After high school I attended Coastal Bend College then made my way to Texas State University. I graduated Texas State in May of this year (2021) with my bachelors in social work.

  • I speak both Spanish and English.

  • I like listening to audiobook and being human 😊

I have a passion for helping students and I’m excited to bring that passion to the students and parents of Southwest High School.

I look forward to working with you this school year to encourage high school students to be more involved and encouraged to continue their education outside of high school.


Email me at mmoreno2@trinity.edu to set up an appointment!

Maria Moreno

College Advisor

College Advisor Corps / Trinity University