Empowering young women to lead

A principal checks in with one of her students at the Ysleta Young Women's Leadership Academy

By Anne Bannister


Voices from the field

Our Voices from the Field series features students, teachers, and school leaders who make an impact in Texas public schools.

Malinda Villalobos is the principal of the Ysleta Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Ysleta ISD – the first all-girls public school in El Paso. She is also an alum of the Raising School Leaders Harvard Leadership program, a program designed to inspire, challenge, and empower both new and seasoned campus leaders across Texas.

Villalobos believes giving girls the option of attending a school designed for them opens so many doors.

Her motto? “Equity for all, availability for all — as big as you want to become and as much as you want to learn. There are no boundaries for you.”

Welcome to the first installment in our new video series: Voices from the Field.

Equity for all, availability for all – as big as you want to become and as much as you want to learn. There are no boundaries for you.

MALINDA Villalobos

Produced & edited by Anne Bannister; cinematography by Anne Bannister & Charlotte Moore