UIL Director
Marissa Saldana-I’ve been a proud member of our Taft ISD family for nine years. I started my career with Taft as an aide at the Junior High campus for five years before moving into a teaching position at Petty. Not only is this my third year teaching  prekindergarten, but I am the UIL coordinator for our elementary campus, as well as a sponsor for our Safety patrol committee. I earned my Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi and my Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University. I enjoy seeing the smiling faces of our students every morning and look forward to teaching them something new and watching them succeed as the year passes. We have a great set of students who work hard and a wonderful staff that is helpful and knowledgeable.