Thursday, August 15, 2013

Spring Branch ISD names new Edgewood Elementary principal

Vivian Pratts has been named as the new principal at Edgewood Elementary School. She has 24 years in education including 10 years in Spring Branch ISD.

After graduation from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, she began her education career in 1989 as a teacher at Johnson Elementary in Aldine ISD. After working as a skills specialist, she was named an assistant principal at Thompson Elementary, also in Aldine ISD.

She also served as an assistant principal at Aldine’s Oleson Elementary and at Raymond Academy for Engineering. In 2001, Vivian joined SBISD as an assistant principal at Spring Branch Elementary and then became school principal a year later.

After two years in Conroe ISD, she returned to SBISD as a director in the Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) Department, which is part of SBISD’s Curriculum & Instruction division.

She has served in that role since 2006. Vivian also holds a master’s degree from Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas, and she currently is a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Brownsville. She is well known and highly respected throughout Texas for both her knowledge and her leadership in programming, curriculum and instruction.

She currently serves as president-elect for the Texas Association for Bilingual Education. “In my role as a Bilingual ESL director, I have had the opportunity to work with many of the teachers at Edgewood Elementary.

I know firsthand the passion and determination that defines this community,” she says. “I am honored to join this team and look forward to a school year where we can ensure that all children continue to develop a love for learning and where we can nurture every child’s talents and gifts in a safe and secure environment.”

Edgewood Elementary leadership, faculty and staff are committed to working together to assure that every student is well equipped with the academic and life skills to meet the district goal known as Spring Branch T-2-4.

This goal calls for all of our students to successfully complete some form of higher education after graduation – a technical certification, two-year degree, or four-year degree. Outside of school, Vivian loves to spend time with her family and friends. She replaces Suzanne Mercado, who retired, as principal at Edgewood Elementary School.


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