Assistant Principal

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Parents, students and friends, welcome to our awesome, high achieving school.  It is a pleasure to serve you and our students as your assistant principal.  This is my 22nd year in education.  I have served as teacher, guidance counselor and administrator in all three levels, elementary, middle school and high school. My role as assistant principal is to serve the students, parents and faculty, along with supporting the vision of our principal in helping make well rounded, lifelong learners find their voice.


Palmer Laakso is the place to be!! Our school is rich in Los Fresnos history and reflects the values of this community.  We are privileged to have your children here and we are blessed to have a fantastic staff and team. Feel free to contact me if you have any question or concerns.

I obtained my BA in Radio/TV/Film from the University of North Texas, a Masters in Guidance and Counseling as well as a principal certificate from UT Brownsville.  My hobbies include lots of traveling and backpacking/hiking.  


You can also find PLE on Facebook and Twitter!  #GoPanthers #bethelight 

Mr. Mark Marquez, Assistant Principal