Precious Bale selected to serve as principal of Willow Wood Elementary

Precious Bale Named Willow Wood Principal


Oct 2020
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Precious Bale has been selected to serve as the principal of Willow Wood Elementary, the newest elementary campus in Melissa ISD expected to open in time for the 2021-2022 school year.

Since 2019 and continuing through the spring, Mrs. Bale has served as the assistant principal to Michele Austin at North Creek Elementary. She earned her master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University and came to Melissa Schools with more than 10 years of service in education, having served as an elementary teacher and administrator.

Mrs. Bale received a unanimous recommendation by the interview committee last week and was endorsed by the Melissa Schools Board of Trustees at the Oct. 19 school board meeting.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve Melissa ISD as the principal of Willow Wood Elementary,” shared Mrs. Bale. “I am honored to work in a district whose core values reflect my personal creed. I’m incredibly thankful that the district has entrusted me to open this campus and continue the district’s tradition of excellence.”

Precious Bale with NCE Students

Precious Bale with students at North Creek Elementary.

Deputy Superintendent Kim Boedeker added, “I am thrilled that Mrs. Bale will be sitting at the helm of our new campus, Willow Wood Elementary. From day one as a Melissa Cardinal, Mrs. Bale has been gracious and willing to do whatever it takes to do what is best for students, teachers, and parents. It is a joy to watch her lead and serve others.”

Kim Boedeker, Keith Murphy & Precious Bale

Deputy Superintendent Kim Boedeker and Superintendent Keith Murphy introduce Precious Bale as the Willow Wood Elementary principal at the Oct. 19 Board of Trustees meeting.

Precious Bale & Family

Willow Wood Elementary principal Precious Bale with her family at the Oct. 19 Board of Trustees meeting.

Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, Willow Wood Elementary, North Creek Elementary, and Harry McKillop Elementary will follow the standard K-5 grade configuration and the Melissa Ridge Education Center will become an early childhood education center.

Melissa ISD is currently in the process of evaluating options for the new assistant principal of North Creek Elementary.

Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Director of Communications

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