Mrs. Madeline Caraway
Kingsville-Teacher, Counselor, Mentor, Youth Developer
Madeline Hodge Caraway daughter of C. Dell and Pauline Hodge, sr. Is a native of Kingsville.  She was raised on the southwest corner of Kingsville.  She was formally educated in the Kingsville public schools. Her elementary years were spent at Fredrick Douglas elementary, memorial middle school and finally graduated from H.M King High School in 1969.  Her dreams were to follow in her brother’s footsteps and pursue a career in the armed forces.  Therefore,   after high school she enrolled in Texas A&I University and joined the ROTC department and became quite active in learning what she needed to become a good officer.  In 1974 she received her B.S. in history with a minor in sociology.   After receiving   her degree she went to work for kids as a compensatory reading aide.  She held this position for several years then went back to college to get certified in secondary education.  She then taught at H.M. King high school in the history department.  She later moved to lake Jackson, Texas where she continued to teach at the secondary level. In social studies.  Later her husband’s job was relocated back in Kingsville and she went to school to work on her elementary certification. Once she completed this certification she went to work in Robstown, Texas as an elementary teacher.  While teaching in Robstown she has been instrumental in all facets at the elementary level.  She has been selected as teacher of the year for her campus twice during her tenure there.  She is lead teacher, sponsor of the student council, science fair sponsor, Cinco de Mayo organizer and serves on several cadres at the campus level.  She does some work with tea by evaluating items for the TAKS test.  She is also president of T.S.T.A. (Texas state teachers association) in Robstown.


Madeline is quite active in her church and community. She is a member of the king star Baptist church where rev. Earl Jackson is the pastor.  She has served as a Sunday school teacher and youth sponsor at the church.  She is very involved in the community and serves in many capacities. She has done tutoring for the youth at the church and at the Douglas youth center.  She is president of the afro American historical and cultural committee where she organizes a banquet and sponsors a youth talent fashion show each year. This committee is also instrumental in sponsoring a scholarship each year to graduating seniors in the community. She is also a member of the martin l. King committee and played an integral part in getting a street named after Dr. King. Madeline is also on the Juneteenth planning committee for the community.


She has three children Leslie, Maurice and Amber who are leading successful careers in the Houston area and she is quite proud of all three of them. She is also the grandmother of four Taylor Patton, Kaila Patton, Kyle Brazzell Caraway, and Bryce McDonald.