National Principals Month 2019: Celebrating the Principals of Melissa Schools

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Oct 2019
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We can’t let October come to a close without recognizing our campus leaders for National Principals Month. We appreciate all that they do every day to serve the students of Melissa Schools and our wonderful Cardinal community.

Melissa High School

Matt Owens, Kenneth Wooten, and Matt Dickerson

Kenneth Wooten (middle) serves as the principal of Melissa High School. Mr. Wooten is pictured here with assistant principals, Matt Owens (left) and Matt Dickerson (right).

Mr. Wooten shared, “I feel honored to work in a profession designed to help kids succeed and being a part of Team Melissa is unbelievably AWESOME! I love the community of Melissa and appreciate their unwavering support of our schools. I’m truly blessed to work at MHS with wonderful students and staff members where high expectations and continuous improvement is the norm. Go Cards!”

Melissa Middle School

Marcus Eckert and Trey Smith

Marcus Eckert (left) serves as the principal of Melissa Middle School. Mr. Eckert is pictured here with assistant principal, Trey Smith.

Mr. Eckert shared, “I am extremely honored and blessed to be a small part of TEAM MELISSA! As the district continues to experience unprecedented growth, MMS is committed to working alongside the students, staff, parents, and community on the continued path of excellence that the city of Melissa and the district are known for. Go Cardinals!” – Marcus Eckert

Harry McKillop Elementary

Lindsay Pitts and Krissy Womack

Krissy Womack (right) serves as the principal of Harry McKillop Elementary. Mrs. Womack is pictured here with assistant principal, Lindsay Pitts.

Mrs. Womack shared, “I can’t imagine any other profession bringing me as much joy as being the proud principal of Harry McKillop Elementary. The staff, students, parents, and community share a commitment of high expectations for all and I am honored to lead us on this journey.” – Krissy Womack

North Creek Elementary

Michele Austin and Precious Bale

Michele Austin (left) serves as the principal of North Creek Elementary. Ms. Austin is pictured here with assistant principal, Precious Bale.

Ms. Austin shared, “As I drive to work each day, I’m sure that those who pass by and see me wonder why I have such a huge smile on my face. I can honestly say that serving the students, staff, parents and community of Melissa is the highest honor and blessing I could hope for as an educator. Every person connected to the NCE family is a vital part of the overall success of our children.” – Michele Austin

Melissa Ridge Education Center

Julie Nally

Julie Nally (right) serves as the principal of the Melissa Ridge Education Center. Mrs. Nally is pictured here with Lucas, a student at MREC.

Mrs. Nally shared, “I am blessed beyond measure to be the principal of the Melissa Ridge Education Center,” shared Mrs. Nally. “Our teachers and staff are devoted to student growth and inspire our students to love learning. Our students are truly excited to learn, and we have such amazing and supportive parents. We are setting the students’ foundation as lifelong learners and molding the future of our community, one student at a time. #CardinalsStartHere”

Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Director of Communications

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