The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the hire of Donna Wallace as Mitchell Elementary Principal. Wallace, a former elementary classroom teacher and special education instructor, has been a principal for 5 years and an administrator for more than 12 years. Wallace will assume the helm at Mitchell over the summer.
“Ms. Wallace is a wonderful fit for Mitchell Elementary,” said Superintendent Tommy Wallis. “She is known for building relationships with students, families and staff, and she is passionate about making decisions based on data in order to achieve high levels of success. Her prior campuses have stellar academic records and great discipline, particularly at Ford Elementary, where she has led for several years.”
Most recently, Wallace served as principal of the high achieving Jo Ann Ford Elementary in the Georgetown ISD. She has led Ford Elementary twice, as an assistant principal from 2009 – 2012 and then as principal from 2013 through today. She served in Temple ISD in the interim between her stints at Ford.
She previously served in Georgetown ISD, where she taught special education classes for students with reading disabilities. Prior to that, she was an assistant principal in Deer Park ISD, and she has also held an adjunct professorship at San Jacinto College in Pasadena.
Wallace earned her bachelor of science degree in education curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in secondary instructional leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University. She earned 18 hours toward a counseling certification from Tarleton State University.
About the school:
Mitchell Elementary is named for Harvey Mitchell, the "Father of Brazos County." Among his accomplishments are bringing the Texas Agricultural & Mechanical College (now Texas A&M University) to the area that is now College Station. The school enrolls more than 430 students and serves grades K-5.
Photo: Donna Wallace