Leonelo H. Gonzalez

Mr. Leonelo H. Gonzalez was deeply committed to educational issues, and was encouraged by his father, Professor Juan T. Gonzalez, to continue studying and learning throughout his life and to help others obtain an education as well.

Throughout his lifetime, he worked tirelessly to improve the educational opportunities of the children in the McAllen community, and in the late 1940s, he helped develop a locally funded summer school program to teach English to the district's Spanish‑speaking youngsters before they entered first grade. 

Mr. Gonzalez continued to have a profound effect on educational issues as a member of the McAllen School Board from 1951 to 1954, and in recognition of the many significant contributions he made to the field of education, the school board named and dedicated a local elementary school in his honor in March 1991.

In the local community, he organized the Latin‑American Businessmen's Association, and he served as a positive role model to countless youngsters as a scoutmaster, instilling in his young charges the importance of hard work, cooperation, and other traditional community values.

 

Mr. Leonelo H. Gonzalez was deeply committed to educational issues, and was encouraged by his father, Professor Juan T. Gonzalez, to continue studying and learning throughout his life and to help others obtain an education as well.

Throughout his lifetime, he worked tirelessly to improve the educational opportunities of the children in the McAllen community, and in the late 1940s, he helped develop a locally funded summer school program to teach English to the district's Spanish‑speaking youngsters before they entered first grade. 

Mr. Gonzalez continued to have a profound effect on educational issues as a member of the McAllen School Board from 1951 to 1954, and in recognition of the many significant contributions he made to the field of education, the school board named and dedicated a local elementary school in his honor in March 1991.

In the local community, he organized the Latin‑American Businessmen's Association, and he served as a positive role model to countless youngsters as a scoutmaster, instilling in his young charges the importance of hard work, cooperation, and other traditional community values.