Arlene Gonzalez

Legal Assistant: Sharon Chiles | 713-554-6753 | schiles@thompsonhorton.com

Arlene has devoted her entire professional career to education which provides her with a unique perspective in understanding and problem solving client issues. Before attending law school, Arlene served as a teacher, assistant principal, and dean of instruction in school districts in the Houston area. While in law school, Arlene maintained her connection to the classroom by teaching constitutional law and oral advocacy skills to high school students through the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. Arlene combines her passion for education and law to bring her clients a robust experience.

Arlene is an Associate in the Houston office.  Prior to joining Thompson & Horton, Arlene gained experience working with the United States Department of Education in their Division of Elementary, Secondary, Adult, and Vocational Education; the Texas Education Agency in the State Board for Educator Certification Enforcement division; and alongside the General Counsel of a Texas school district.  Arlene has an MBA with a focus on Education and a Bachelor of Business Administration.  She is also currently certified as a principal and classroom teacher.

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