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Michael A. Cardona

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Houston Independent School District
Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center 4400 West 18Th Street
Houston , Texas 77092
United States

Company Description: HISD provides bus service for eligible regular-education students who submit requests to their campus transportation coordinators and have them approved by the...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Senior Executive Secretary
    Chief Middle School

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts , Political Science
    Texas A & M University
  • Masters of Science , Educational Administration
32 Total References
Web References
Michael Cardona, Lee High ...
www.mysanantonio.com, 25 Mar 2011 [cached]
Michael Cardona, Lee High School principal, hugs the check presented to him by Kim Harle of H-E-B. He was named a finalist in the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. Photo: Bob Owen/Express-News / rowen@express-news.net
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Michael Cardona, Lee High School principal, hugs the check presented to him by Kim Harle of H-E-B.
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Michael Cardona, Lee High School principal, hugs the check... Principal Michael Cardona and teacher Penny McCool, both of Lee High School, smile at each other as they were named finalists in the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards on Wednesday. Photo: Bob Owen/Express-News / rowen@express-news.net
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Principal Michael Cardona and teacher Penny McCool, both of Lee High School, smile at each other as they were named finalists in the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards on Wednesday.
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Principal Michael Cardona and teacher Penny McCool, both of Lee...
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They are: Lindsay Richard, a first grade teacher at Wilderness Oak Elementary; Penny McCool, a physics teacher at Lee High School's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academy; Michael Cardona, Lee High principal; and David Foss, an English teacher at Alamo Heights High School.
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Instead, a shocked McCool was brought on stage to accept an oversized $1,000 check before seeing principal Cardona similarly surprised.
Fifth-year teacher McCool said she loves giving science lessons and imparting a "sense of reasonability" to her students. For instance, if students are listening to a report about nuclear reactors in Japan, she hopes they'll better understand how heat transfer works and whether the report seems accurate.
During the assembly, teens shouted accolades at the two educators, such as, "You're the best, Principal Cardona! Though Cardona is only in his second year at Lee's helm, he has already won over students' hearts.
Lindsey Mader, a senior at North East School of the Arts at Lee, said Cardona pushed her to explore musical theater when he was her principal at Driscoll Middle. After dropping out of choir in middle school, she found Cardona an easy person to confide in and said he helped boost her confidence, propelling her into NESA.
"Mr. Cardona always told me, 'Don't let anyone put you down,'" Mader said.
NEISD Press Release -- New principals named for NEISD campuses 
www.neisd.net, 23 June 2009 [cached]
Michael Cardona was named principal of Robert E. Lee High School. Cardona replaces Michael Keranen.
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Cardona joined the NEISD family in 1999 and served most recently as principal of Driscoll Middle School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M - College Station and a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M - Kingsville. Cardona has 16 years of experience in education. He has held positions as a special education teacher and assistant principal (AP), including time as an AP at MacArthur High School.
"I am really excited about this opportunity and admire the traditions of Lee," said Cardona.
NEISD Press Release -- NEISD principals selected for Leadership Program at Harvard
www.neisd.net, 10 July 2008 [cached]
Driscoll Middle School Principal Michael Cardona, Stone Oak Elementary School Principal Terri Chidgey and Huebner Elementary School principal Terry Neumann will join 32 San Antonio area principals at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Raise Your Hand Texas: August 2008
www.raiseyourhandtexas.org, 1 Aug 2008 [cached]
RYHT Presents: Michael Cardona
This month Raise Your Hand Texas is highlighting Michael Cardona, a principal from Northeast ISD who participated in the RYHT Leadership Program at Harvard.
Michael A. Cardona is a native San Antonian who went through school in the parochial system. He has been married for 14 years and has two sons, ages 8 and 3 years old. Michael received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas A & M University in 1989 and his Masters of Science in Educational Administration from Texas A & M University - Kingsville in 1995.
After graduating from Texas A & M University, Michael started working at Sea World of Texas. He entered the education profession in 1992 and started teaching in the San Antonio Independent School District while earning his certification through the alternative certification program at Region XX. He worked in the San Antonio Independent School District for seven years as both a special education teacher and later as an administrator.
In 1999, Michael moved to the North East Independent School District community as an Assistant Principal at John Nance Garner Middle School. He was a member of the Yearling family for two years before being appointed as Assistant Principal at Douglas MacArthur High School. Michael spent five years as a MacArthur Brahma before being named Principal at Driscoll Middle School in July of 2006.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and golfing with friends. He is not your typical Texan in that he is an avid Chicago Cubs and Miami Dolphin fan.
RYHT Presents: Michael ...
www.raiseyourhandtexas.org, 1 Feb 2008 [cached]
RYHT Presents: Michael Cardona
This month Raise Your Hand Texas is highlighting Michael Cardona, a principal from Northeast ISD who participated in the RYHT Leadership Program at Harvard.
Michael A. Cardona is a native San Antonian who went through school in the parochial system. He has been married for 14 years and has two sons, ages 8 and 3 years old. Michael received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas A & M University in 1989 and his Masters of Science in Educational Administration from Texas A & M University - Kingsville in 1995.
After graduating from Texas A & M University, Michael started working at Sea World of Texas. He entered the education profession in 1992 and started teaching in the San Antonio Independent School District while earning his certification through the alternative certification program at Region XX. He worked in the San Antonio Independent School District for seven years as both a special education teacher and later as an administrator.
In 1999, Michael moved to the North East Independent School District community as an Assistant Principal at John Nance Garner Middle School. He was a member of the Yearling family for two years before being appointed as Assistant Principal at Douglas MacArthur High School. Michael spent five years as a MacArthur Brahma before being named Principal at Driscoll Middle School in July of 2006.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and golfing with friends. He is not your typical Texan in that he is an avid Chicago Cubs and Miami Dolphin fan.
Here's what Michael had to say about his experience at Harvard this summer:
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