Mr. Rolando Navarro is a U.S. Army veteran who brings his lifelong experiences to the Progreso Early College High School Science Department. He was stationed in Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, Wurzburg, and Wildflecken, Germany, Ft. Polk, Louisiana, Ft. Irwin, California, and Ft. Hood, Texas, all of which have provided values and guidelines for his success in the field of education. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Texas-Pan American.
Before entering Education, Mr. R Navarro worked for nearly two decades with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where he assisted the offender population with getting the necessary guidance and academic skills to return successfully to their Texas communities.
After transitioning into Education, Mr. Navarro began his teaching career at McAllen High School where he taught biology. He then moved onto Progreso Early College High School where he currently teachers both Biology and Physics—subjects that have fascinated him since his youth. Having cared for reptiles, birds, goats and a variety of fish as a young man, Mr. Navarro developed a passion for nature that propelled him to seek out teaching so that he can demonstrate to students just how important the biosphere is to our future.
Mr. Navarro knows what it takes to make students successful. He creates an open classroom environment so that students are free to explore new topics and to overcome any challenges that might arise within the course. He firmly believes that connecting and communicating effectively with students is the key to provide real understanding of any material.
On his free time, Mr. Navarro enjoy golf and outdoor activities.