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               Bethel Covington - Assistant Principal  

Mrs. Covington graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and then from Abilene Christian University with a Master of Education in Administration.  This is her eighth year in Aldine ISD and twenty-second year in education. She has taught 1st, 2nd and 4th grades along with RTI Teacher/Math Skills and Testing Coordinator.

She is married and has four wonderful boys who make life very exciting at home.  She feels extremely blessed to have such a great family and fulfilling career in education. What she does each day is so much more to her than a job. 

            
  Kelly James- Principal 

Ms. James has been in education for twenty six years.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin in Education majoring in Deaf Studies, and her Master’s degree from Lamar University in Educational Administration.  She began her teaching career in Deaf Education but soon joined the Aldine teaching community in 1992 as a Reading teacher at Escamilla Intermediate.  She continued to follow in the steps of educational leadership by working in roles as Department Chair and Skills Specialist at Grantham Academy and as Assessment and Data Specialist at Stovall Middle School.  Her Administrative career began at Calvert Elementary as an Assistant Principal before joining the Orange Grove staff as Principal.  She is both pleased and excited to return to her roots in Aldine and foster the seeds of knowledge at The Grove.



Kimberly Johnson - Assistant Principal 

Mrs.  Johnson has been in education for nineteen years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting from Baldwin Wallace College.  She earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University. She began her professional career in accounting and transitioned to education in 1996 as a Pre-K teacher with Trinity United Methodist Day School in Beaumont, Texas.  In 2006 she joined Aldine ISD as a first grade teacher with Francis Elementary, she eventually moved to fourth grade ELA teacher and team leader.  In 2012, she transferred to Calvert Elementary as a RtI specialist, after two years she became the ELA skills specialist and Read 180 teacher. In 2013, she was named as a District Teacher of the Year finalist.    After serving as a Skills Specialist, she was offered the position of assistant principal for Orange Grove Elementary in 2015. Mrs. Johnson believes an education is one of the greatest blessings a child can receive.

 

 
   
Donna Hawkins - Assistant Principal  

Donna Hawkins joined the Orange Grove family in July 2017 with over twenty years of experience in education. Mrs. Hawkins grew up around the world, which cultivated her passion for serving others. She graduated from Jackson State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She later earned two Masters Degrees from Prairie View A&M University in both Educational Administration and Counseling.

Throughout her journey, Mrs. Hawkins has had the pleasure of serving as Language Arts Teacher and Language Arts Skills Specialist at Calvert Elementary. At Eckert Intermediate, she “wore the hats” of Math Skills Specialists, Academic Assessment and Data Specialist, and RtI Specialist. She also served as the Campus Testing Coordinator for Dekaney High School in Spring ISD.  After serving as Instructional Technology Specialist at Odom Elementary, she was offered the position of Assistant Principal there as well.

She is married and is blessed to be a mother and grandmother. She thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, and dancing. Mrs. Hawkins is delighted to be a part of the “OG Family” and looks forward to continuing the long tradition of “cultivating life-long learners” by making a difference in the lives of children.


 

 






 




Susana Lomeli-Bazan - Assistant Principal 

Susana Lomeli-Bazan has been in education seventeen years. She received her bachelor's degree in Bilingual Education from the University of Saint Thomas as well as her master's degree in Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies from the University of Houston. She began her teaching career in Houston I.S.D. in 1999 and moved to Aldine ISD in 2009 as a bilingual teacher.  Ms. Bazan has taught Kinder, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade bilingual students.  She has held a Bilingual Skills Specialist position, Dyslexia Skills Specialist for the district and is now serving as Assistant Principal at Orange Grove Elementary.  


Susana Lomeli-Bazan - Assistant Principal 

Susana Lomeli-Bazan has been in education seventeen years. She received her bachelor's degree in Bilingual Education from the University of Saint Thomas as well as her master's degree in Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies from the University of Houston. She began her teaching career in Houston I.S.D. in 1999 and moved to Aldine ISD in 2009 as a bilingual teacher.  Ms. Bazan has taught Kinder, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade bilingual students.  She has held a Bilingual Skills Specialist position, Dyslexia Skills Specialist for the district and is now serving as Assistant Principal at Orange Grove Elementary.