Huntsville ISD will have two new campus leaders next school year. Administrative recommendations to fill principal positions at Huntsville Elementary School and Huntsville Intermediate School were presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration during their regular monthly meeting on April 22. The Board approved both recommendations with a unanimously vote.
Mrs. Amanda Everton, currently an Assistant Principal in Spring ISD, was hired as Principal of Huntsville Elementary School. She will fill the vacancy left by Koren Nicks who recently moved to administrator of the Huntsville ISD Disciplinary Alternative Education Program, or DAEP. A fifteen-year educator, Everton has experience in both elementary instruction and administration. Her hands-on approach to leadership and collaborative coaching will be just what the staff of Huntsville Elementary needs moving forward. Her knowledge in accountability and assessment as well as skills in data analysis will prove extremely beneficial for the future success of the campus. Everton has a strong understanding of student programs and will use her talents to identify student strengths and weaknesses to help close achievement gaps and improve student progress. Prior to administration, some of her previous experience includes serving as a teacher, team leader and campus testing coordinator.
Mr. Tim Maresch, also approved by the Board, will be the next Principal of Huntsville
Intermediate School. Maresch is currently a Principal in San Marcos CISD. He will fill the upcoming vacancy created by veteran administrator Delanise Taylor who will retire at the end of this current school year. With eighteen years of teaching experience and eight in educational administration, Maresch is well equipped to lead the intermediate campus to success. His high expectations and experience in positive student behavior intervention, along with a strong understanding of compliance standards, reporting and data management, will help improve accountability at all levels campus-wide. His expertise in school improvement will aid the campus’ efforts in their implementation of a newly designed plan for overall campus improvement which will focus on strong student engagement and innovative instruction. His strong communication skills, use of teamwork and administrative talents, will help to guide the school forward to becoming a high performing campus. Maresch has previous experience as a teacher, team leader, and assistant principal.
Both Everton and Maresch have plans to be in the district several times between now and the end of this school year visiting with campus staff and district leadership. They will both join the district full-time at the start of the new contract year. Huntsville ISD Superintendent of Education, Dr. Howell Wright is proud to have such qualified and highly respected professional educators join the district leadership team. He is confident that both will make exceptional campus principals and looks forward to working with both as we prepare the district for the 2016-2017 school year.