Mr. Carlos Castañeda, Jr.



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Art - Creative Writing, Double Minor in Spanish & Biology from UT Rio Grande Valley.

Mr. Carlos Castañeda, Jr.

Hello Ravens and Raven Parents!

My name is Carlos Castañeda, Jr., and I am the College & Career Readiness Advisor at Dr. Abraham P. Cano Freshman Academy.  This is my second year working at Harlingen CISD and I can’t wait to work closely with you to help you realize and achieve your goals!

I graduated from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with a Bachelor of Arts in English & Creative Writing and a double minor in Spanish & Biology.  After graduation, I worked as an Outreach Representative within UTRGV’s Recruitment & Scholarships Department for 4 years.  I am fluent in admissions, scholarships and financial aid – so please know that my office is your One Stop Shop for College & Career Readiness!

  • What does a College & Career Readiness Advisor do? My job is to help every student at CFA begin their College & Career Readiness Plan. This plan is designed to help you reach milestones throughout the 4 years of high school to ensure that you are ready to start your career, enlist in the military or enroll in a college/university after your high school graduation.  You can pick up a copy of this plan in my office and I will also be distributing it throughout the year during classroom presentations.  As a freshman, there are already steps that you can take to make your senior year a little easier.  The next 4 years of your life will fly by – so make sure you’re on track.

I am very excited to be at Cano Freshman Academy and Harlingen CISD.  Our faculty and staff is committed to the safety and success of each of our students.  If there is anything that I can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to stop by my office; ILC Conference Room – or feel free to contact me at the information provided below.  

Carlos Castañeda, Jr.
College & Career Advisor
Harlingen CISD

Dr. Abraham P. Cano Freshman Academy
1701 Lozano St., Harlingen, TX. 78550
Phone: 956.430.4900, Ext. 6046
Follow me on Twitter & Instagram @CanoRavensCCR
Remind – Text @RavensCCR to 81010

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