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Laura Mejia Selected As New Albany Middle School Assistant Principal

Laura MejiaNew Albany - Plain Local Schools welcomes Laura Mejia as the New Albany Middle School Assistant Principal.  Mrs. Mejia will officially join the district on August 1, 2023 with additional summer work days to facilitate her transition to the role of assistant principal at New Albany Middle School. 

Mrs. Mejia brings an extensive background in educational administration and knowledge of best practices as she joins the New Albany-Plain Local School District. She currently serves as the principal of Howard Dobbs Elementary in Rockwall, Texas. She is finishing her 9th year in school administration and has led her school in becoming an A rated campus by the Texas Education Agency.  She has presented to several professional organizations, including “Integrating Technology in Bilingual Literacy Stations” to the National Association for Bilingual Education.  Mrs. Mejia began her career as an elementary school bilingual teacher winning awards for her excellence in teaching. Her leadership skills and professional experiences will be an extraordinary addition to the New Albany Middle School.  

“Mrs. Mejia will be an excellent addition to our middle school administrative team,” said Michael Sawyers, Superintendent. “She is a student-centered, experienced leader who believes in developing an inclusive culture where all students have access to rich learning experiences.” 

Mrs. Mejia earned a Master of Arts in Education Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in education. Mrs. Mejia and her husband, Loscar, will be relocating their family to Ohio this summer. They have three children,  Isabel, a college freshman, Diego, a graduating senior in high school, and Arbor, a current high school sophomore. 

Mrs. Mejia stated, “I am excited to join the leadership team of New Albany Middle School.  I am honored to have the opportunity to serve at New Albany Middle School as Assistant Principal.  I am looking forward to continuing my journey in public education in New Albany and working daily to meet the academic and developmental needs of students.”