Top row: Todd Schoppe, La Porte High School; Debbie Stewart, De Walt School; Cynthia Anderson, La Porte Junior High; Danette Tilley, Lomax Junior High; Camilla Whitlock, Baker Sixth Grade Campus; Vickie Gentile, Bayshore Elementary. Bottom row: Vicki Defee, College Park Elementary; Jewel Whitfield, Heritage Elementary; Angela Garza- Viator, La Porte Elementary; Dan Eubank, Lomax Elementary; Patricia Herrera-Johnson, Jennie Reid Elementary; Deon Williams, Rizzuto Elementary.
La Porte ISD has announced changes in principal assignments for the 2011-2012 school year.
“Our La Porte ISD principal corps is a strong and dedicated group of educators who bring to their roles a wide range of talents,” said Superintendent Lloyd W. Graham. “As we looked at the challenges that our district and campuses face in the upcoming years—changes in our accountability system, likely decreases in resources due to reductions in state funding and changes in demographic shifts--we considered the needs of our students and the unique strengths of our principals. With these factors in mind, we made changes in assignments and attempted to create the best fit between our administrators and schools.”
As previously announced, LPISD athletic director Todd Schoppe, who has served as De Walt School principal and La Porte High School associate principal, will assume the role of LPHS principal. Debbie Stewart will remain the principal at De Walt School.
At the elementary level, Vickie Gentile, current principal at Lomax Elementary School, will move to Bayshore Elementary, and Patricia Herrera-Johnson, principal at Bayshore Elementary, will move to Jennie Reid Elementary. Current Jennie Reid Elementary principal Dan Eubank will return to Lomax Elementary, where he began his career as a principal.
Danette Tilley, who is currently at Heritage Elementary, will be the new principal at Lomax Junior High School. Angela Garza-Viator, principal at Rizzuto Elementary, will be the new principal at La Porte Elementary, and Jewel Whitfield, currently at La Porte Elementary, will lead the Heritage Elementary staff. Deon Williams, who has served as assistant principal at Bayshore Elementary for the past two years, will be the new principal at Rizzuto Elementary. Vicki Defee, La Porte Junior High principal who has been serving at the College Park campus, will remain at College Park next year.
At the secondary level, Cynthia Anderson, current principal at Baker Sixth Grade Campus, will take over at the helm at La Porte Junior High. Camilla Whitlock, who serves as assistant principal at Baker Sixth Grade Campus, will be the new campus principal.