Ms. Marta I. Aguayo serves as the Instructional Facilitator for Progreso High School. She has a Bachelors of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Education in Triple Literacy from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Prior to working in the field of education, Ms. Aguayo worked as the Production Coordinator at Galan Productions, a documentary film company based in Austin, Texas whose central focus is to make documentaries for the Latino community. She worked on “Visiones: Latino Art & Culture,” which aired on PBS, “Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads,” which premiered at SXSW and “Cinco de Mayo” for the History Channel.
Once she discovered that education was her true passion, Ms. Aguayo sought her teacher certification and was hired by Progreso ISD where she taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English, Language Arts and Reading for seven years. As a teacher, Ms. Aguayo sponsored the Glee Club, Student Council, Cheerleading, and various Academic UIL events. She was voted Teacher of the Year at the Middle School for three years. For the last five years, Ms. Aguayo has been the Instructional Facilitator at Progreso High School where, in addition to assisting the campus with instruction, she serves as the STAAR, AP and ACT campus testing coordinator, textbook coordinator, school webmaster, and social media coordinator.
In her spare time, Ms. Aguayo enjoys collecting memorabilia, reading, writing, editing videos, listening to vinyl records, and spending time with her family. Ms. Aguayo had a short story, “Lessons” published in the anthology Out of the Valley: A Mestizo of Genres in 2006 through Absey & Co.