Leonor Barrientes de Maldonado
1st term expires 8/1/2020
Leonor Barrientes de Maldonado was appointed to the commission in 2017.
Leonor was born and raised in San Benito, which is located at the tip of Texas. Her family moved to the Toppenish area when she was in high school. After graduation from high school, she was recruited to the University of Washington.
Leonor has had a passion for education since the 70’s and in that time, she has been a migrant teacher, migrant counselor, an assistant high school principal, a middle school principal, a director of ELL students, and an assistant superintendent. She was also the founding director of the High School Academy in Columbia Basin College. Currently, she is the Coordinator of Migrant & Bilingual Programs in the Prosser School District. Leonor believes that a strong education affords a voice to the voiceless and opens doors to opportunities.
Leonor and her husband of 46 years, Jesús, have 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren, and reside in Grandview.