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YISD hires new principal

By Anna Noel

Yorktown News-View

YISD has recently welcomed a new junior high and high school principal, Theresa Molina.

“I believe this is my sixteenth year that I’ve been in education,” Molina said. “I actually started as a custodian in public school because I had gone to a career school and I was working in a job that I just didn’t love going to every day. And I knew that I had to go to school to be a teacher if I wanted to do what I thought I would love doing. So, I enrolled in college and I quit working where I was working and then I got a job at public school as a custodian, the only thing that was open was being a custodian. I was like, yes I need to be a custodian because I need to be in public school, I’m going to have opportunities if I’m able to learn from people and figure it out. So, I started as a custodian, then I became the after-school person for daycare, then I became a paraprofessional at the alternative school. When I graduated with my teaching degree, I became a teacher, so I taught all of the high school Englishes, and then any electives that I could. While I was teaching, I went ahead and continued straight through school to get my master’s degree, and then I got my principal’s certification.”

After working as the assistant principal for Nixon-Smiley for a few years, Molina was the junior high principal for Karnes City. While working there, she also earned her doctorate degree and her superintendent certification. After Carnes City, Molina was the assistant principal for Beeville Junior High.

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