Zabeth Parra-Malek has been appointed as the new principal of Patrick Henry Middle School. Parra-Malek has served in HISD in various roles since 1999, beginning her career as a Reading One-to-One Tutor and then Bilingual Teacher at Scott Elementary. She then served as a Bilingual and Dual Language teacher at Davila ES, where she later began her administrative journey in the capacity of Title I Coordinator. In 2010, she continued her journey serving the amazing community of Port Houston and in 2013, became an Instructional Specialist at Cunningham Elementary. In 2016, Parra-Malek was appointed and has proudly served as the principal of Roy P. Benavidez ES, where she oversaw programs and created opportunities to better serve the diverse educational and social needs of Emergent Bilingual, Newcomer and Refugee students. Parra-Malek earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Houston and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Phoenix.