Theresa Colunga brings over 15 years of teaching and educational leadership experience in K-12 public education to the Holdsworth team. She has served bilingual rural and suburban communities in South and Central Texas as a teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal.
A love of biology and marine science led Theresa to attend Texas A&M – Corpus Christi and major in biology. During this time, she developed a passion for serving youth as a tutor for pregnant teens at a local alternative school. The relationships formed with these amazing students sparked a passion for serving others and the importance of believing that all students can be successful.
After seven years of teaching high school science, she ventured into instructional coaching where she had the opportunity to serve teachers. A strong desire to serve both students and staff at the campus level led her to pursue a master’s in education administration from Concordia University to become a principal.
Her time as both a middle school assistant principal and elementary principal allowed her to learn campus systems, effective instruction and the vital role campus culture plays in staff retention and student achievement. She credits her staff and students with teaching her to always be willing to learn, listen, and believe that anything is possible.
Most recently, Theresa ventured into the world of organizational change management, which focuses on how to effectively implement and manage change beginning at the individual level to achieve desired results. She holds a Prosci Change Practitioner certification.
In her spare time, Theresa enjoys puzzles, board games, and traveling across the U.S. to visit museums and zoos with her two daughters and husband. She also enjoys beautiful desserts and playing Dr. Mario.