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Mollie Avelino named principal of Lake Dallas High School

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Mollie Avelino

The Lake Dallas ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Mollie Avelino as the new principal of Lake Dallas High School, elevating her from her role as associate principal and installing the well-respected administrator as leader of the campus.

Ms. Avelino served as Lake Dallas High School’s associate principal since 2015, and she previously served as an assistant principal at the campus from 2012 until that time. In that role, Ms. Avelino has been responsible for overseeing many of the day-to-day functions of the campus, including its instructional oversight, scheduling, curriculum oversight, supervision of administrators and more.

“I truly can’t imagine any place I’d rather be than Lake Dallas High School, as serving the students and staff of this campus has been the highlight of my career,” Ms. Avelino said. “I look forward to continuing to support everyone on campus in my new role and ensuring we foster an environment that all Falcons are proud to be part of.”

Prior to joining Lake Dallas ISD, Ms. Avelino served with other districts in both administrative and teaching capacities. As an administrator, she spent three years overseeing English Language Learner programs at Austin ISD and a year as an assistant principal in Del Valle ISD. As a teacher, she worked with both high school and college students, teaching at Ryan High School in Denton ISD, Fossil Ridge High School in Keller ISD and North Central Texas College’s Corinth campus.

Ms. Avelino earned her master’s degree in educational administration from Tarleton State University and her bachelor’s degree in English with a secondary education certification from the State University of New York at Brockport.