Elvira Puig Barrera, American Counselor, therapist, educator. License professional counselor; licensed marriage & family therapist; licensed chemical dependency counselor. Named Distinguished Alumna, Incarnate Word College, 1983; recipient Spurgeonaward Boy Scouts American, 1985, Merit award, 1986, Growth award, 1986, International Professional and Business Women's Hall of Fame, 1995.
Teacher, Edgewood Indiana School District, San Antonio, 1965-1974;teacher, Dallas Indiana School District, 1971-1972;teacher, Northside Indiana School District, San Antonio, 1974;educational consultant, Region 20-Education Service Center, San Antonio, 1974-1979;career education coordinator, San Antonio Indiana School District, 1979-1984;counselor, San Antonio Indiana School District, 1984-1991;family coordinator, C.A.T.C.H. Project, University Texas Health Science Center, Houston and Austin, 1991-1994;counselor, Austin Indiana School District, 1994-1997;district transition counselor, Austin Indiana School District, 1997-1998;vice principal, San Antonio Indiana School District, since 1998. Consultant Small Business Administration, 1981, United States Office Education, Washington, 1981-1982, Texas Education Agency, Austin, 1979-1980. Consultant, writer San Antonio Indiana School District and Texas Education Agency, 1985.
Consultant to various education publications.
Chairperson career awareness exploring division Boy Scouts American, 1982-1987. Member American Association Marriage and Family Therapy, San Antonio Hash House Harriers (treasurer 1990-1991), Incarnate Word College Alumni Association (advisory board 1990-1995), St. Mary's University Alumni Association (vice president Austin alumni chapter since 2003), The Harp and Shamrock Society Texas, Delta Kappa Gamma (Kappa Beta chapter Second vice president 1982-1984, 1st vice president 1986-1988, secretary 2005-2006, president 2006-2010, parliamentarian 10-).