About Assistant Principal
Phone: 972- 708 - 3851
Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Loren Evangelista
I grew up in a small, academic town in the Philippines. I finished 7th grade which was optional. My mother thought another year in elementary will be good for me. It turned out to be the best year with lots of fun activities with our adviser. I continued high school under the College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines, where I enjoyed milking cows and making ice cream in dairy class, creating wood products with the help of technicians in the Agricultural Engineering department, taking swimming class for my PE, and labored through my Math classes which later allowed me to help college friends, although I never was an excellent student in Math. My HS teachers over prepared me. I pursued Doctor of Veterinary Medicine not knowing what I wanted to accomplish in life and with the knowledge that I was poor in Science so I could be a well rounded individual. It was late when I realized I should have pursued Music and Dance for I know nothing about those,and wil make me a well rounded individual in the real sense. Well, on second thoughts, I may not have graduated at all if I tried Music and Dance, so Doctor of Veterinary Medicine was quite a safe route. After trying teaching, I took Masters in Human Resource with focus on Organizational Development, and Masters in Education Administration.
I practiced my veterinary profession as a farm veterinarian/manager in a poultry farm, and in the univeristy poultry and piggery farm and its dispersion program of cows.I started my teaching career in the university level teaching Genetics, Animal Breeding, Swine and Poultry Production, Anatomy and Physiology, and Animal Diseases. I ventured to the high school level teaching Biology Honors class and Science Research. Coming to the United States, I started at Cesar Chavez Academy, an alternative school in El Paso teaching Biology, Chemistry and IPC. After 4 years of teaching at-risk students in a JJAEP school I moved to Dallas ISD where I taught Biology and IPC at Carter High School for 2 years; and Biology, AP Biology, and Health at Gilliam Collegiate Academy(Early College High School). I moved on as an instructional coach at Pinkston High School, leadership fellow/intern at Marcus Elementary, test coordinator at Skyline High School, and assistant principal at Young Women's STEAM Academy. After 12 years in Dallas ISD, I am in my new home at Duncanville HS as an assistant principal.
I am now a part of a team which writes success stories and where ALL means ALL!