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New principal at Whittier Elementary


By Allan Jamail

June 30, 2021 – Jacinto City, TX. The Houston Independent School District (HISD) has named Yamel Melchor as the Whittier Elementary School principal for 2021.

Principal Melchor was Whittier’s Assistant Principal last year in 2020. She has been recognized with several awards, including First Year Assistant Principal of the Year and Tier II Excellence in Leadership.

Melchor began her educational journey with HISD in 2006 as a bilingual teacher at Cage Elementary School. After seven years as a teacher, she served as a teacher specialist and instructional specialist at Whittier. She earned her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Houston and her master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Texas-Austin.