Mrs. Karen Wilkerson, Principal
Karen Wilkerson was named principal at Hinojosa EC/PK after serving as assistant principal at Carroll Elementary School. Ms. Wilkerson received her bachelor's degree in elementary education with a specialization in reading from Texas A&M University, and master's degree in education administration from the same university. She is certified as a principal. She began her career as a second grade teacher and has taught in Conroe ISD, Irving ISD, Windham ISD, and Spring ISD. She also served as assistant principal in Temple ISD. "I am thrilled about the opportunities to encourage our young Aldine scholars!"
Sandra Olvera-Garcia, Assistant Principal
Sandra Olvera-Garcia serves as assistant principal at Hinojosa EC/PK Center. She was born and raised in Brownsville, TX. She received her bachelor's degree in early childhood education and master's degree in special education with certification as an educational diagnostician from the University of Texas at Brownsville. She is certified as a principal. She began her career as a kindergarten, 1st, & 3rd grade teacher at Yturria Elementary in Brownsville ISD. She continued her education career as a kindergarten teacher and educational diagnostician in Channelview ISD. "I have really enjoyed serving the east Aldine Community."
Mrs. Marissa Sampogna, Assistant Principal
Marissa Sampogna was named Assistant Principal after serving 14 years in two Aldine PK centers. Mrs. Sampogna spent ten years in the classroom and one more as a Montessori Mentor and Skills Specialist at Keeble; the last 3 years she served in the capacity of Mentor/Parent/Title I coordinator and Skills Specialist at de Santiago. Mrs. Sampopgna graduated as a certified Psychologist from Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico. She obtained her bilingual generalist EC-4 certification from Region IV, her Montessori teacher certification from NCME in Houston, received her master's degree in Education Administration from Sam Houston State University and obtained her Principal certification from the State of Texas.
"I am a proud product of Aldine's professionalism; Pre-K is my passion. Serving students, parents and staff is my motivation and it keeps me energized."