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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.


Barrera, Elvira Puig was born on December 11, 1943 in Alice, Texas, United States. Daughter of Carlos Rogers and Delia Rebecca (Puig) Barrera.


Bachelor, Incarnate Word College, 1971. Master Counseling and Guidance, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, 1978. Specialist degree marriage and family therapy, St. Mary's University, 1989.


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-).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: running.


1 child, Dennis Lee Junior.