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Marlayna Zachary, Assistant Principal
Hi, I am Marlayna Zachary. I am so excited to be a part of Jacob's Well Elementary and the Ranger community! My path to becoming an educator began as a young child. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always a teacher. I never thought to do anything else! My parents encouraged my passion, allowing me to set up a classroom in our home and make my sisters pretend to be my students. They were thrilled! I come to JWE with 20 years of experience in education. I have taught third and fifth grade in Austin ISD and Hays CISD. I have also been an Instructional Coach and Mentor for new teachers.
I am a boy mom. I have two adorable sons who keep me on my toes. Colton is 7 and starting 2nd grade this year and my baby is 5 and starting Kindergarten. I have been married to my husband, John for 9 years. He is a chef and Director of Dining services in the senior living industry. My sisters, their families, my parents and I all live in the same neighborhood in Kyle. It is a blessing to have my family so close.
As an Assistant Principal, I aspire to contribute to our school culture and climate that promotes student learning in an academically, socially and emotionally safe environment. Parents and schools working together creates the foundation for each child to reach their highest potential. It is my job and goal to ensure that all student's needs are met and that their passions are celebrated.
I am looking forward to an incredible year at JWE and working with students, staff, families and the community. Please reach out for any reason. I am always here to listen and work together for the wellbeing of our school and community.