Meet Master Principal Marissa Limon

More than 20 Dallas ISD principals have been awarded the Master Principal designation for the 2022-2023 school year, and Dan D. Rogers Elementary School principal Marissa Limon is proud to be among them. 

Limon was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, but spent nearly every summer of her life in Dallas. She said she always knew that as soon as she graduated from high school, she would move to Dallas. When her oldest child began school, she was inspired to complete her degree and become a teacher. She decided to make Dallas ISD her home, starting out as a student teacher at Rogers during the 2009-2010 school year. 

She was hired as a full-time teacher for the 2010-2011 school year and has been in education for 13 years now. Learn more about her journey and approach to being a campus leader. 

What drew you to education? 

Great teachers made a difference in my own childhood and inspired me from the start. However, it was my experience as a parent when my son began school that kicked me into gear and helped me find my drive to transform student lives.

What qualities make a great principal? 

A great principal is confident but has humility. They are focused on student outcomes while being empathetic to all stakeholders.

What is your educational philosophy or a motto by which you work? 

Every child CAN learn and is entitled to an education that recognizes and nurtures their talents and needs.

What inspires you about your position? 

My position allows me to see how so many people working in concert can produce a beautiful result for students. There is no limit to what we can accomplish when we work toward a common goal! Furthermore, I am inspired by what our amazing students can do when given an environment in which to flourish.

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