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Better Together is about fostering a culture of service, excellence, and growth to accelerate student achievement.

Lori Barber - Principal
Celeste Rodriguez   - Associate Principal
Teresa Rodriguez - Assistant Principal
Gary "Rudd" Larson - Assistant Principal
Fatimah Aboueisha - Academic Dean
Jessica Hernandez - Programs Facilitator
Kaitlin Wollney - Counselor 8th grade and 6th grade M-Z
Christina Campos - Counselor 7th grade and 6th grade A-L
Ashley Soto - Special Education Facilitator
Jennifer Smith - Librarian and Technology     

Legacy Knights are Better Together!
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! As our students, teachers, and staff continue to grow and get better together, we will continue to provide a quality education and learning experience for all our Legacy Knights.  It is so exciting to have all our students, faculty, and staff back on campus for another great year. It is my honor to present our administrative staff members. We work very hard to establish and cultivate strong relationships with our families and we do so by working by appointment to allow you the time to voice your concerns, suggestions, or celebrations. We work hard to ensure that you are provided with exceptional customer service and respond to parent/guardian  emails and phone calls in a timely manner. Please meet our team:
 

Lori Barber - Principal

Lori Barber - Principal
I am honored, humbled, and am so very privileged to serve as Principal of Legacy Middle School. This is my 6th year serving and supporting our Legacy Middle School and EC community. It is my duty and honor to serve and support all EC stakeholders reach their true potential. I have 26 years of experience in education and have served at the higher education, district, and campus levels. I have been involved in education in Texas, Florida, and Japan. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Master’s degree from Trident University. I look forward to a wonderful year of service, excellence, and growth. As we work collaboratively together, my hope is that our Legacy family members enjoy coming to school/work every day, feel supported, cared about, and appreciated, that every student engages in relevant, meaningful instruction, and all students feel that Legacy is a safe, supportive environment. #Every Student, Every Minute, Every Day! 

Celeste Rodriguez

Celeste Rodriguez - Associate Principal
I am excited to join the Legacy Family! I am a graduate of Texas A&M University-College Station and earned my Master of Education from Our Lady of the Lake-San Antonio. I have 27 years of experience in education and served as an elementary and secondary teacher and an Assistant Principal at both the elementary and secondary levels. I look forward to a great school year!  

 

 

Teresa Rodriguez

Teresa Rodriguez - Assistant Principal
Hello, my name is Teresa Rodriguez. I am very excited to join the Knights family and for the opportunity to serve the Legacy community. I have two Master's degrees from Texas A&M Corpus Christi - School Counseling and Educational Leadership. I have been an administrator since 2010 at the  middle and high school levels. Before that, I worked as a school counselor. I have also taught at the elementary and secondary levels. Once again, I  look forward to working with a team that wants to make a difference in  students' lives.

 

Gary %22Rudd%22 Larson - Assistant Principal

Gary "Rudd" Larson - Assistant Principal
Knight family, it is with great pleasure that I will be one of your assistant principals this school year. I am entering my 9th year in education and my 4th year here in ECISD, where I taught science at the middle and high school levels. I grew up in San Antonio, and was able to return to my home to serve and teach the communities here. I am excited to work with the faculty at Legacy to help every student and family receive the highest quality education, every minute of every day. Together, we will make this a year where each student will experience service, excellence, and growth. If there is anything I can do to help you or your student have a better school year, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Fatimah Aboueisha

Fatimah Aboueisha - Academic Dean
Hello, my name is Fatimah Aboueisha and I am Legacy Middle School's new Academic Dean! I was born and raised in Egypt, and I am a mother to three kids. My teaching career began at IASA Middle School, and shortly thereafter I moved to Memorial High school in Edgewood ISD  where I taught science for 3 years. I have taught within the Northside District for the past 4 years, before continuing my career here in East Central ISD, at Legacy Middle School. In addition, I recently received my masters in Educational Leadership! I am very excited to be part of the Legacy Middle School Community, and look forward to working with students, faculty, and family!

 

Jessica Hernandez

Jessica Hernandez - Programs Facilitator
Hello, I am Jessica Hernandez and I am the new Program Facilitator at Legacy. This year will be my 11th year in education and my 3rd year at Legacy. For 7 of those years I have been a Special Education teacher and 3 of those years as a Dyslexia Specialist. I graduated from UTSA in 2008 with a BA in Psychology and I earned my Masters from Midwestern State University in Special Education in 2022. I am excited about this opportunity to help students become successful in and out of the classroom!!! Better Together!

 

Kaitlin Wollney - Counselor-6th grade, 7th grade A-L

 Kaitlin Wollney - Counselor-7th grade, 8th grade M-Z
My name is Kaitlin Wollney and this is my 8th year as a counselor at Legacy Middle School. I am a class of '07 graduate of East Central High School and a 2011 graduate of UTSA where I earned my BS in Multidisciplinary Science. I taught high school science for 5 years in San Marcos CISD before earning my M.Ed in School Counseling from Lamar University and coming to Legacy. I am passionate about youth mental health and look forward to serving you and your family.


 

Kaitlin Wollney - Counselor-6th grade, 7th grade A-L

Christina Campos - Counselor-6th grade, 8th grade A-L
My name is Christina Campos and this is my 5th year as a counselor at Legacy Middle School. I am a class of '02 graduate of East Central High School and a 2014 graduate of Wayland Baptist University where I earned my MBA in Business Management. I taught Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses for 4 years before earning my School Counselor certification from Angelo State University and coming to Legacy. I am passionate about personal/social development and look forward to serving you and your family. 


 

Ashley Soto

Ashley Soto - Special Education Facilitator
My name is Ashley Soto and I have been with ECISD for the past 7 years. I spent most of my years here at EC as a Hurricane at Heritage Middle School, one year at Highland Forest Elementary, and I am excited to now join the Legacy Middle School family! I am an '05 graduate of East Central High School and a 2013 graduate of Texas A&M University - San Antonio where I earned my BBA in Business Management. I taught Special Education as a Co-Teacher, transitioned to Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses in Finance before entering into the Special Education Facilitator Role. I am passionate about student growth and creating life skills for all students. I look forward to a successful partnership with you and your family. Go KNIGHTS!

 

Jennifer Smith - Librarian/Technology

Jennifer Smith - Librarian/Technology
Jennifer Smith is the campus librarian and technology coordinator. She has worked for East Central ISD for 29 years and has been at Legacy since the campus opened. She received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and her Masters of Library and Information Sciences from the University of North Texas