Maria Dolores “Lola” Perejón-Lasheras has been selected as the new principal of Clifton Middle School. Perejón-Lasheras has served as a teacher, instructional specialist, curriculum specialist in the HISD Curriculum Department, magnet coordinator, assistant principal, and for the last five years as Principal of Helms Elementary. At Helms, she was instrumental in that school’s rise from an “improvement required” status to meet the standard with a “B” rating. In October 2019, she was awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award and was named 2021 HISD Elementary Principal of the Year.
Perejon-Lasheras holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Complutense University of Madrid in Spain.