A Mission native, Faustino graduated from Mission High School in 1977. He then attended Pan American University and received a double major in History and Government. Continuing his education, Faustino subsequently participated in an educational collaborative at the University of Texas at Pan American and earned a Master‘s in Education. Additionally, he has participated and earned certification in the areas of Instructional Leadership Development (ILD) and in the Professional Development Appraisal System (PDAS). Faustino also has experience in Social Studies curriculum writing. Furthermore, understanding the increasing importance of developing a society with a sound foundation of Social Studies skills and concepts, Faustino is dedicated to raising the level of understanding of our district’s student population in this area.