Director of Secondary ELA and Bilingual Coordinator Join the District

Most recently, Ms. Garland was at the Region 12 Education Service Center where she was the education specialist and instructional coach for grades 3 – 12. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Education in Reading from Southern Arkansas University. She is currently working on her Doctor of Education in Instruction and Curriculum from the University of Memphis with an anticipated graduation in the summer of 2018.
“As an educator, my passion lies with curriculum development and assisting teachers in implementing instructional practices while engaging students and teaching the critical thinking skills that are necessary for success in all content areas. I am excited to work alongside some of the best educators in the state and be a part of this great community!” stated Ms. Garland.
Ms. Garland started her 14-year career in education as an English instructor teaching grade level as well as honors and advanced placement courses. Her previous responsibilities included developing and implementing adopted curriculum for the district and working closely with campus administrators, teachers and students.
Mrs. Rodriguez joins the District as the new Bilingual/ESL Coordinator. She grew up in Magnolia, graduated from Magnolia High, and has great pride in our schools and community. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s degree in Education in Bilingual/Dual Language from the University of St. Thomas.
She has 13 years teaching experience in the district and started working at Lyon Elementary as a bilingual pre-kindergarten and first grade teacher as well as the campus lead ESL teacher. In 2009, she became the campus bilingual specialist and instructional coach.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work at the district level in my hometown. My entire career has been in Magnolia ISD and I‘m honored to work with the team of directors that work diligently on improving the education of all children. I look forward to forming positive working relationships with all principals and their staff as we prepare all of our students for success in their future,” stated Mrs. Rodriguez.
She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is especially grateful to be able to experience new adventures with her children such as sliding down snowy mountains and snorkeling in clear blue waters.