International Leadership of Texas (ILTexas) is proud to announce the following new Principals in the Houston Area:

Mr. Sergio Camarillo – ILTexas Katy K8

Mr. Sergio Camarillo started his education career in Jacksonville ISD where he was a bilingual teacher for more than eight years.  He joined the ILTexas in 2014, where he served as 3rd grade GLA and helped open up the ILTexas Keller K-8 campus in the DFW area. In 2016, he was transferred and promoted to Assistant Principal and helped open the ILTexas Katy K-8 campus. Mr. Camarillo was instrumental in the success of the inaugural years of that campus, eventually becoming the Associate Principal.  During his tenure, Mr. Camarillo built rapport with staff, parents, and students and established systems and processes in different areas that are still being used today. In recent years his roles at ILTexas have included Houston Area EL Coordinator and Assistant to the Houston Area Executive Officer, supporting all campuses in multiple areas. 

Mr. Camarillo received his bachelors in Industrial Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios  Superiores, received his Master’s degree in Education and Leadership from Universidad Regiomontana, and he is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Bilingual Education at Texas A&M. 

Mr. Carlen Charleston – ILTexas Orem K-8

Mr. Carlen Charleston was born and raised in Prairie View, TX, graduated from Waller High School, and went to the University of North Texas on a football scholarship. After graduating he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving for 20 years around the globe and in the U.S., and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Yearning to work with young students, Carlen then served for 12 years as a Marine Corps JROTC instructor. He began by serving 5 years at Willowridge High School in Fort Bend ISD and then did 7 years at Tomball Memorial High School in Tomball ISD.  During those years he acquired two advanced degrees in leadership - one from Western International University and another from Regent University. After 12 years of teaching, he left to begin a nonprofit organization called ERASE Race and currently serves as the Executive Director. His diverse educational background and breadth of professional experiences give credibility to his speaking topics concerning Leadership, Character, Education, Mentoring, Personal Development, Teams, and Family.

Mrs. Ebony James - ILTexas Pearland K-8 (Opening in the 2023-2024 school year).

Mrs. Ebony James has more than 23 years of education experience, working in various leadership roles, including Assistant Principal, Instructional Coach, and classroom teacher for Texas public school districts. Embodying a growth mindset while serving others has driven her to be impactful in every area of her life. Most recently, Mrs. James has served as an Associate Principal at ILTexas Windmill Lakes K-8 for the past four years. Ms. James earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration. She holds certifications in Mathematics 1-8, Generalist 1-8, English as a Second Language EC- 4, and a Principal’s Certification EC-12. When people ask Ebony James to describe herself, she does not hesitate to state she is a driven individual who humbly leads others with confidence while managing her work and personal life with care.


Please join us in congratulating Mr. Camarillo, Mr. Charleston, and Mrs. James. Each of these individuals are true servant leaders and have shown a commitment to the ILTexas mission and the success of our students. We look forward to seeing these campuses flourish and grow under their leadership.