Sunday, March 20, 2016
Maria will be coming from Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, where she has served as the principal at Frontier Middle School since 2012. She has over 27 years of experience working across the K-12 continuum, which includes serving as an associate principal and special education teacher in Evergreen Public Schools.
As an educational leader, Maria has served as a member of the Washington State University Professional Educator Advisory Board, presented at the Washington Association for Career and Technical Education Conference, and secured a Washington State Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Grant to promote innovative STEM instruction at her school. She has also served on numerous leadership teams in Evergreen Public Schools, including: P-12 Administrator Professional Learning Team, Technology Implementation Team and Teacher Principal Evaluation Implementation Team. The Association of Washington School Principals also recognized her as the St. Helens Regional Distinguished Principal of the Year in 2014.
Maria completed her master’s degree in educational leadership at Washington State University and bachelor’s degree in education at Pacific Lutheran University.