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Principal-Dr.Ashley Belton

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communication from the University of Houston, Dr. Belton began her career as an elementary teacher.  Once she gained experience in various leadership positions, she earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University and a doctoral degree in Education Administration from The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Before becoming an assistant principal, she had the opportunity to serve as a special education teacher, dyslexia interventionist, fourth and fifth-grade support teacher, and dean of students. Dr. Belton came to Personalized Learning Preparatory at Sam Houston as the founding assistant principal because she believed that students would thrive in a one-size-fits-one educational environment. Dr. Belton looks forward to working with the students, teachers, parents, and community as the new principal of PL Prep and continuing the legacy of creating individuals who are compassionate, intentional, reflective, and empowered.

Favorite Quote: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."- Maya Angelou

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Assistant Principal-Mrs.Norma Perez

Mrs. Norma Perez is returning to Dallas ISD after serving 5 years as an assistant principal in a neighboring district and with a total of 22 years in education.  She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a master's degree in School Administration from Lamar University.  Mrs. Perez has served in the roles of second through fifth grade bilingual teacher, reading specialist, instructional specialist, and assistant principal.  She values spending time with her family, running, and she is an avid learner about innovative instructional programs.  She feels honored to have the amazing opportunity of becoming part of a school that celebrates diversity, student voice, and excellence for every student.

Favorite Quote:"The opposite of success is not failure...it's being stuck. You have a unique gift that's meant to be shared. When fully aligned with this everlasting GIFT, an unshakable confidence becomes REAL!"--Jennifer Villarreal

 

 

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Assistant Principal-Mrs.Rachel Swartz

Mrs. Rachel Swartz completed her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education emphasis on Mathematics at Grand Canyon University. She has six years of teaching experience in mathematics courses, three of which have been here in Texas at a neighboring district. She recently completed her Master's Degree in Educational Administration at Texas A&M Commerce. Throughout her career, Mrs. Swartz has worked to serve students in a leadership capacity in a variety of ways such as student council, professional developments, and creating and implementing programs and services to improve education in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mrs. Swartz believes all students learn differently and is passionate about supporting each student in an individualized manner.

Favorite Quote: “What is now proved was once only imagined.” ― William Blake