Leadership Team

The admin team is here to support you here at Marshall! Based on your last name, that is the Assistant Principal you will communicate with.

  Ways We Communicate

Jordan Benson (she/her)



Fun Facts:

I have boy/girl twins.

I prefer tea over coffee.

I love British mystery shows.

I grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of North Texas specializing in Human Cognition andOrganizational Psychology. While pursuing a Master's degree in Human ResourceDevelopment, I discovered my calling to public school education. My role as a middle school science teacher sharpened my vision to be precision-focused on empowerment, access, equity and social emotional learning for young people. With these goals in mind, I earned my Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from University of Texas at Arlington.

During my free time, I enjoy celebrating the little things in life with my boy/girl toddler twins, building community with friends and family, going on hikes, exploring new places, and learning about/engaging in equity work in the field of education.

I am looking forward to meeting our students and families! I am eager to build something truly impactful and joyful together!

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Melissa Kender (she/her)

Assistant Principal (A-L)


Fun Facts:

I am a Jersey girl.

100% proud Salvadoreña.

I love paddleboarding!

I am going into my 3rd year as an assistant principal in AISD. I taughtSpanish & was the AVID Site Coordinator at an AVID National DemonstrationSchool. I received my bachelor's degree from Rowan University & master's atUniversity of Texas Arlington.

I look forward to building & creating are imagined school alongside educators who are passionate about providing limitless opportunities for our scholars to THRIVE! Go Rams! 

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Heather Volrie (she/her)

Assistant Principal (M-Z).


Fun Facts:

I love dogs, coffee, and travel.

I have a teen daughter.

I enjoy being outdoors.

This will be my 1st year in Austin ISD. I have a bachelors in Communication and a Masters in Educational Administration from Lamar University. I'm in the final years of my Doctoral program at Texas A&M Univeristy-Commerce. I am looking forward to supporting families and students in their pursuit of excellence!

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