Michelle Darling is a creative and courageous educator with 30 years of experience in diverse roles and expertise in implementing innovative programs. Her work has resulted in improved staff, students and school performance. She is committed to continual learning for herself and others in order to benefit the children of Texas.
She began her career in education in 1986 as a second-grade teacher and has since served as an education specialist for campus leadership at the Region 4 Education Service Center, a principal in Spring Branch ISD and as a teacher, assistant principal and principal in Galena Park ISD. Michelle retired as principal of San Marcos High School in 2014.
Michelle was selected Principal of the Year in 1995 by the Galena Park chapter of the Association of Texas Professional Educators and is a regular presenter at professional conferences. She believes it is the responsibility of school leaders to provide service, space and support for staff and students to do the greatest work of schools — learning.
Michelle is a proud graduate of Galena Park ISD and loves telling jokes, reading and watching movies. In college, she was named Intramural Athlete of the Year, which she claims is more representative of the quantity of her playing than the quality.