Castleberry ISD Names Rubén Molinar Principal of Castleberry High School

Castleberry ISD Names Rubén Molinar Principal of Castleberry High School
Posted on 05/16/2023
Castleberry ISD Names Rubén Molinar Principal of Castleberry High School

Castleberry ISD is honored to introduce Rubén Molinar as the newly appointed principal of Castleberry High School. Molinar joins Castleberry ISD from Mansfield ISD, where he served at Summit and Timberview High School as an Assistant Principal and Academic Associate Principal for the past three years. He embarked on his career in education 25 years ago as a bilingual teacher, instructing first and second grade students in Dallas ISD.

Throughout Molinar's professional journey, he has held a variety of leadership roles in several school districts, while serving a wide range of age levels. He served as Associate Principal of Little Elm High School in Little Elm ISD for six years. In Grand Prairie ISD he served as Associate Principal of Grand Prairie High School for one year, and Principal of Truman Middle School for three years.

Molinar is a catalyst for campus transformation. During the first year of his leadership as Principal of Truman Middle School (Grand Prairie ISD), the campus rating improved from Acceptable to Recognized, which the campus maintained for two consecutive years. While serving as Director of Bilingual programs in Denton ISD, he was appointed by the district’s superintendent to serve as principal of Borman Elementary, a low performing Title I campus. Within three years under Molinar’s leadership, the campus became a Recognized school. Successfully turning around two campuses showcases his effectiveness in implementing impactful changes and ability to drive positive outcomes in educational settings.

Throughout his various roles, Molinar has developed a diverse set of skills, including managing academic programs, overseeing Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), planning master schedules, handling CCMR, managing SPED and LOTE departments, effectively managing student affairs, and demonstrating expertise in all aspects of campus leadership. With a solid foundation of experience, a bilingual/bi-literate background, and a relentless commitment to student and staff growth, Molinar is dedicated to continuously improving the educational landscape in schools and districts.

Molinar is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Texas Woman's University. He holds a Master of Education in Mentor/Educational Leadership for Bilingual Educators from the same institution. Additionally, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in Bilingual Elementary Education, from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Molinar and his wife have two grown children. In his spare time, he loves watching his daughter play college soccer, and he enjoys playing softball with his son. He also enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and loves to play golf in his spare time.

His goals are to develop relationships with the students, faculty, and community, while continuing to improve on academic success. Molinar plans to lead by example and with integrity. He would like to thank the Superintendent and Board for the opportunity to serve Castleberry.