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About Mrs. Constantinescu:
Mrs. Constantinescu (Con-stan-10-s-q) is proud to serve at Press Elementary as principal. Prior to coming to Press, she served in education for twenty years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and assistant principal.
As a principal, Mrs. Constantinescu leads with the principles of relationships, excellence, and communication. “Our Press community has incredible staff, parent, and community support which creates a strong learning environment for every student. Here at Press, we truly do put our students first. Our goal is that every child would grow, every day. I want EVERY student, parent, and staff member to believe that “it is GREAT to be part of the PRIDE!”
Mrs. Constantinescu earned her bachelor’s degree at Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA and her master’s degree in educational leadership at the University of Texas – Tyler. She and her husband reside in McKinney with their four children, three are current Press students.
About Mrs. Cotton:
Mrs. Rachel Cotton brings more than 20 years of experience as a classroom instructional leader to Press. She began her career in 1999 in Hattiesburg, MS teaching first grade as part of an initiative focused on closing the achievement gap for young learners. The following year she moved to Texas with her family and earned a leadership role as a grade level team lead for a Title I campus in Richardson ISD. Cotton came to MISD in 2003 and has been a staple in the community for the last 17 years, serving a diverse group of MISD students in a variety of classroom and leadership roles at Malvern ES, Minshew ES and Cockrill MS.
“I am motivated to ensure that all students have the necessary support and tools for success, no matter their situation or circumstances. Part of my charge is to empower all members of the learning community. The Pride Family has a culture of commitment and dedication and I’m eager to contribute to the campus’s success. Press Elementary feels like home!”
Mrs. Cotton earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Mississippi and later received her Master of Education in Administration from Texas Woman’s University. She resides in McKinney with her husband and two teenagers and loves singing and reading outside of her time at Press.