October is Principals Month

GARY MARTEL

DISD Superintendent

Students, parents, teachers, and other members of the Diboll ISD community are encouraged to take some time to show your appreciation for your favorite campus principal as DISD recognizes October as “Principals Month.”

The National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, joined by their Texas state affiliate organizations, have designated the month of October as a time to recognize the contributions of school principals. Texas Governor Rick Perry also recently proclaimed October 2013 as “Principals Month” within the state.

Principals Month recognizes campus principals as school leaders entrusted with our nation’s most valuable resource, our students. It recognizes that principals are more than just caretakers of their schools. Principals are expected to be educational leaders, disciplinarians, community builders, spokesmen, budget analysts and guardians of policy mandates and initiatives. They set the academic tone for their schools and work collaboratively with teachers to maintain high curriculum standards, develop mission statements and set performance objectives.

As a community member please be sure to take some time to let our principals know you appreciate them and thank them for all the work they do to provide exceptional educational opportunities for our students.

What makes a great principal? Principals vary in strategy, temperament, and leadership style, but the great ones have four characteristics in common:

• Great principals take responsibility for school success.

• Great principals lead teaching and learning.

• Great principals hire, develop and retain excellent teachers.

• Great principals build a strong school community.

Diboll ISD Campus Leadership for 2013-2014:

 

Primary Campus:

Diana Moore Principal / Tammy Joseph Instructional Specialist

H.G. Temple Elementary:

Melinda Dover Principal / Zach Crawford Assistant Principal

H.G. Temple Intermediate:

Nikki Miller Principal / LaMona Coleman Assistant Principal

Diboll Junior High:

Mark Kettering Principal / Lara Kelley Assistant Principal

Diboll High School:

Andy Trekell Principal / Shanna Powers Assistant Principal

“On behalf of Diboll ISD and the Diboll ISD Board of Trustees I want to say ” THANK YOU” for your commitment to the students and staff of Diboll ISD.”