Coordinator and Lead Faculty, Teacher Preparation Program
Richland College

Evita Medina assumed her current position as coordinator and lead faculty of Richland’s Teacher Preparation program in 2017. She is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership and curriculum and instruction from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, and holds a master’s degree in bilingual education from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with bilingual/ESL specialization from Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She also holds principal certification with dual language emphasis from the University of Texas at Arlington.

She served as an assistant principal in the Grand Prairie ISD for four years and as a bilingual/ESL instructional specialist with the Arlington ISD for three years. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and at the University of Texas at Arlington, as an instructor at Education Service Center 10 in Richardson and as a public school teacher in the Dallas ISD for five years.

She is certified as Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 1-8); Elementary Bilingual/ESL-Spanish (Grades 1-8); Master Reading Teacher (Grades K-12) and Principal (Grades K-12). She received numerous scholarships during her time as a student and was a two-time honoree in Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges and Universities.

Ms. Medina is a member of the Texas Community College Teachers Association; the Texas Bilingual Education Association of the Metroplex (where she served as vice president); and Kappa Delta Pi-International Honor Society in Education, member.