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Sugar Land, TX News – Fort Bend ISD Welcomes Four New Members to School Leadership Team

Sugar Land, TX News (July 17, 2014) - The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees recently approved four new school leaders. Joining the FBISD school leadership team are: Jennifer Kapral, associate principal at Lake Olympia Middle School; Theresa Bathe, assistant principal at Highlands Elementary School; Yvette Huerta Mendoza, assistant principal at Holley Elementary School; and Julie O’Hara, assistant principal at Ridgemont Elementary School.

Jennifer Kapral most recently served as a program director at Raise Your Hand Texas, a non-profit education advocacy organization that supports public education in Texas. Prior to that, she served as an assistant principal and coordinator/teacher at the International High School at Sharpstown in Houston ISD. Kapral received her Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master’s in Education Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.

Theresa Bathe has devoted more than 30 years to education, having served as a first- and second-grade team leader, and a fifth-grade Special Education teacher at Meadows Elementary School. She has also worked as an envision Math curriculum reviewer for Scott Foresman Publishing Company. Bathe earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Sam Houston State University and her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University.

Yvette Huerta Mendoza most recently served as a fifth-grade dual language teacher at Taylor Ray Elementary School in Lamar Consolidated ISD. Prior to that, she served as a bilingual teacher at Rosa Parks Elementary School and also completed her student teaching at Burton Elementary School in Fort Bend ISD. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Bilingual Education and her Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston.

Julie O’Hara brings a wealth of leadership experience to Fort Bend ISD, having worked as a summer school principal, fifth-grade math and science teacher, an At-Risk specialist/testing coordinator, and a math/science instructional specialist for Cypress Fairbanks ISD. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Science from Grand Valley State University and her Master’s degree in Education Management from the University of Houston.

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