Martha Preston has been selected as the new principal of Benavidez Elementary school.
Mrs. Preston started her educational career as a Bilingual teacher in 2005 at Southwest Schools Bissonnet Elementary, where she grew in her professional life. She also served as the Special Education and 504 Teacher/Chair, RtI Coordinator, LPAC Coordinator, and Assistant Principal. In 2019 she joined HISD as one of the Senior Managers for the Multilingual Programs, and in October 2021 she was promoted to be the Director for Elementary School Office 1.
Her passion for instruction and her love for coaching and supporting teachers brought her back to the campus level to serve the Benavidez community. Mrs. Preston holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universidad Antonio Nariño in Colombia S.A.. and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.
Master Sergeant, Roy P. Benavidez, a Green Beret who received the Medal of Honor from President Ronald Reagan for heroism while wounded in the Vietnam War.
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What an awesome “passing of the baton” to our new @RoyPEagle Principal Martha Preston @PrestonMarthaJ .— Julia Dimmitt (@ELEM1_HISD) May 23, 2022
Thank you @ParraMalek for all you have done for the campus. You will be missed! @LysetteKCooper @Gisele_Rosas1 @MLAnnaWhite @Achieve180_HISD @denisewatts75 @HoustonISD pic.twitter.com/HMDvG0UaBF
Last week during one of the award ceremonies, our trustee for @RoyPEagle, @BridgetforKids stopped by to greet our students and families! Thank you so much for coming over and showing your support! 🙏🏼😊@ELEM1_HISD pic.twitter.com/6RADYk7Uge— Martha J Preston (@PrestonMarthaJ) June 7, 2022
We love celebrating our principals in ESO1. These rockstar leaders were “Caught Doing Good.” @PrincipalBJohns - Exec Leadership, @ParraMalek - Human Capital, Principal Alaniz @HarvardSchool- Operations, Principal Akala @SuttonES_HISD - Inst. Leadership, @RenesiahaCarter -Culture pic.twitter.com/vd9eyLdmAB— Julia Dimmitt (@ELEM1_HISD) October 6, 2021
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH PROJECTS @RoyPEagle! Our little Eagles are so proud of the great work they did on thier Country Of Origin Projects. Just two of the wonderful projects from Pre-K and Kinder! @HoustonISD @HISDMultiPrgms @ParraMalek pic.twitter.com/j3xYc1binQ— H. Michael Freeman (@hmfreeman) October 8, 2021