Meet the Principal

 

Pamela Flores is the Early College High School Principal at Harlingen CISD.  She is a graduate of Harlingen schools and attended the University of Texas Brownsville, now named UTRGV-Brownsville, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with a minor in English.  She went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from the University of Texas Brownsville, and a Doctorate Degree from the University of Houston in Curriculum and Instruction.  She has taught math at both the middle school and high school level. As an administrator, she has experience in grades PK-16. She has four years of experience as a high school principal and nine years of experience as an assistant principal. She also served as a Director of a College Readiness Program at the University of Texas Brownsville for six years, where she worked with first-generation college-bound students in grades 6th through 12th,  preparing them for college success.  She shares that she has been teaching as early as the age of ten, because as a young child, she would round-up the neighborhood kids and teach them how to read, write, add, draw, color, and sing nursery rhymes.  She has always had a passion for learning and teaching.  She strongly believes that education does not only encompass teaching our students how to read, write, and master arithmetic, but to also instill in our youth to be kindhearted, honest, respectful and charitable; and it is important to acknowledge that good characteristics are first taught by example. Her favorite quote is by Martin Luther King, Jr.—“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character – this is the goal of true education.”