DEAN MARIA FAQIER
As Dean of Relay San Antonio, Maria Faqier oversees all aspects of teacher training. Maria is a native Texan and is a passionate and dedicated teacher educator who strives to provide PK-12 teachers with the effective instructional knowledge and skills they need to teach for educational equity.
Before becoming the Relay San Antonio Dean, she spent 3 years serving as a professor for Relay and before Relay, Maria served as a middle school and high school science teacher for 15 years and four years as a high school administrator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Our Lady of the Lake University, a master’s degree in teaching with a concentration in math and science from the University of the Incarnate Word, and a master’s degree in educational administration from Texas A&M San Antonio. Additionally, she is a Texas certified educator with certification in the following areas: Composite Science 8-12, Secondary Biology 6-12, ESL 6-12, Principal EC-12 and Superintendent EC-12.