Mentoring Program Protégé Georgina Castilleja, Cohort 8

Georgina Castilleja

Cohort 8

Mentor: Dr. Abelardo Saavedra

Georgina Castilleja was born in Monterrey, Mexico and came to the US at a young age. Her role in education started as office staff and teacher assistant. She then taught middle and high school and advanced to instructional leadership roles within her district office including curriculum and instructional specialist. After a tenure coaching and training teachers district-wide as a Teacher Development Specialist Manager, she transitioned to the role of Dean of Instruction, where she felt she could have a more direct impact in the life of students. She later became a middle school principal, trusting that great individuals, together, can impact lives, communities, and futures. She is currently embarking the journey of a founding principal, starting a new STEM middle school that will be opening August 2021. Her overarching goal is to create a culture of leaders, thinkers and problem solvers, and her mission is to help shape students academically, socially, and emotionally, into great human beings.