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Woodlawn Academy

1717 W. Magnolia Ave.
San Antonio, Texas  78201

Phone: (210) 438-6560
Fax: (210) 732-2037

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Mrs. Dorene Benavidez, Principal

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I was born in Brownsville, TX and lived in South Texas my entire life. In 2001 we moved to Fort Worth and lived there 9 years. We relocated to San Antonio in the Summer of 2010. I am married with two children and love to spend my time reading, baking and running.  I attended Texas A&M University at Kingsville and graduated with my undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Special Education.  I also attended Texas Christian University and earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Administration.  Currently I am enrolled at UTSA and working to earn my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. I taught for Eight years as a Special Ed. teacher in Edinburg ISD, McAllen ISD and Crowley ISD.  I was also a First Grade teacher in Fort Worth ISD.  I have spent three years as an Assistant Principal in Crowley ISD and ten years as Principal at Hubbard Heights and Woodlawn Academy School.  I consider it an honor and privilege to be part of the Woodlawn Family.  It is my desire that everyone feels a sense of safety and warmth when entering our school and I welcome all parents and members of the community to be partners in education for the success of our students!