Degrees and Certifications:
Graduated of "El Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey" with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering. Texas A&M - Bilingual Teacher Certification and Master's Degree in School Administration Lamar University - Principal certification
My name is Maria Gallastegui and I am privileged to be the Assisstant Principal at Forman Elementary School.
I was born in Mexico City. I have worked in education for 24 years! My passion to help every kid succeed started in McKinney where I taught 5th grade for 3 years. I joined the Plano Independent School District teaching at Mendenhall Elementary 2nd grade, Kindergarten and being the Instructional Specialist for 18 years. This is my fourth year as an administrator and with great pride I am joining the Forman school community. I have 3 children, Paola, Rafael and Laura. They make their mother proud everyday for their accomplishments! I have 3 dogs and 3 grand doggies who manage to spend considerable time at my house!
I am very honored and excited to be part of the Forman Community this year. I am committed to the academic and social emotional success of every student and I know it cannot be accomplished without the partnership of an outstanding staff, family, and community. I am looking forward to working together to continue the Forman's tradition of achieving excellence for all students.