Julie Nally will serve as the principal of the Melissa Ridge Education Center. Opening this fall, the Melissa Ridge Education Center will house Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten, and Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD).
Nally has served for the last two years as an assistant principal, initially at Melissa Ridge Intermediate and then transitioning over to North Creek Elementary. Prior to that, she served for two years as a special programs coordinator for Melissa Schools.
“Kindergarten and Pre-K are the foundation of all education, and I am honored by this opportunity to serve Melissa ISD as the principal of the Melissa Ridge Education Center,” Nally said.
“I will work diligently to ensure that our students learn the Cardinal way and live out our district core values each and every day. I thank the district for entrusting me with the newest Cardinals, and I am excited to partner with these teachers and parents to inspire and support the growth that these students will achieve.” – Julie Nally
Michele Austin, principal at North Creek Elementary, spoke of Nally’s leadership during her tenure thus far as an elementary school administrator in Melissa.
“I am thrilled to see Mrs. Nally assume this new role,” Austin said. “She has been an outstanding administrator over the past two years at Melissa Ridge Intermediate and this year at North Creek Elementary. Mrs. Nally has a passion for building relationships with students and parents alike; she exemplifies daily the core values of hope, honesty, humility, loyalty, and integrity. Our youngest Cardinals have a bright future ahead of them, and Mrs. Nally will lead the way by providing the best start to their educational career.” [/column]
Kim Boedeker, Executive Director of Academic Leadership, added, “Mrs. Nally is a natural fit for this leadership role. I’m excited for not only the students, but for the parents as well, to partner with her as they begin their school journey in Melissa.”
Nally will assume her role as principal this summer. Melissa ISD is currently in the process of evaluating options for the new assistant principal of North Creek Elementary.
Maddie Coe, Community Relations