Dr. Maria Fondon brings over twenty-eight years of experience in education. She has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and associate principal/dean of students in Lamar Consolidated ISD. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and History and a Master of Education from Houston Baptist University and earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Administration from Baylor University.
Dr. Fondon has devoted the last twenty years to serving students, teachers, counselors, supervising assistant principals and overseeing a broad range of content areas and programs that include English, Science, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Career and Technology, Special Education, Advanced Placement, and the Dual Credit Program.
Dr. Fondon, and her husband Rudy, have been married for over 30 years and have been the proud parents of a Calvary Crusader for the past ten years. Their son, Donnie, has been a student at Calvary since Pre-K and will be a ninth grader next year. Dr. Fondon has been a resident of the Richmond community for almost thirty years where she has built strong relationships with community members that include former students, parents, business owners, civic leaders, and other stakeholders.
Dr. Fondon is honored to serve as the Head of School at Calvary Episcopal Preparatory. She is passionate about putting children at the forefront of her work in education and strongly believes that it is her job, along with her staff, to motivate students to aspire to greatness. She is dedicated to maintaining the Calvary traditions of academic excellence, and to instruct the whole student – including the student’s intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual life; always “inspiring Reverence for God, Respect for others, and Responsibility for self.” Dr. Fondon has dedicated her career to improving the educational experiences for the students and staff that she has served, and she is committed to preserving the “Calvary Way” in which teachers, staff, and families work together to provide the best educational experience in a Christian environment for everychild.
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