Geraldine Balleza - Principal of Armando Leal Jr. Middle School
I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I earned degrees in education with an emphasis in Theater Arts at Our Lady of the Lake University and a Masters in Educational Administration at Texas A & M Kingsville. I worked for twelve years as a Middle School Theater Arts and English teacher at Terrell Wells Middle School.
I joined the Harlandale Independent School District faculty seventeen years ago. Since coming to HISD, I have served as a teacher, as an Accelerated Learning Specialist, then as the Academic Coordinator at Kingsborough Middle School.
I am proud to be the Principal here at Leal and believe all children can learn and are capable of great things.
My parents encouraged me to work hard in school and achieve my greatest potential. Education is the foundation of my success and that is my motivation for serving the students of Harlandale.