About the Robert Vela Early College High School Staff
Mrs. Melissa Rowland
Mrs. Melissa Rowland is the Director of Robert Vela Early College High School. In addition to her current role, Mrs. Rowland has over 17 years of experience in public education, all of which were served as a high school social studies teacher with the Edinburg C.I.S.D. Mrs. Rowland has also served as a College Board Advanced Placement Reader for the U.S Government and Politics exam. She is a former campus Teacher of the Year, as well as a former ECISD Secondary Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Rowland received both her undergraduate degree and master’s degree from The University of Texas-Pan American.
Ms. Marisela S. Cavazos
Mrs. Marisela S. Cavazos is the Robert Vela Early College High School counselor. Mrs. Cavazos has 18 years in education all of which have been at E.C.I.S.D. serving as an elementary teacher for 3 years and 15 years as a counselor at the elementary and high school level. Mrs. Marisela S. Cavazos received both her undergraduate degree and graduate degree from the University of Texas-Pan American.
Mr. Aaron Salinas
Mr. Salinas is a part of Robert Vela Early College Counseling team. Mr. Salinas has 22 years as an educator with 18 years being a high school science teacher where he taught PAP and AP Chemistry. He also has 4 years as a credit recovery instructor. Mr. Salinas received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas Pan-American and his graduate degree from Angelo State University.