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Tiffany Phelps Named BCE Principal

posted Apr 25, 2017, 5:45 PM by Claudia McWhorter
The Eanes ISD Board of Trustees approved Tiffany Phelps as Barton Creek Elementary principal at the April 25 board meeting. Ms. Phelps, who will replace interim principal Bill Bechtol, will take the helm for the 2017-18 school year.

The announcement followed a thorough process that included collecting stakeholder surveys and conducting candidate interviews with students, staff and parents. In total, more than 40 people were involved in the interviews and selection process.

“We had terrific participation from the Barton Creek community to be able to select Tiffany as the new BCE principal,” said Dr. Tom Leonard, Superintendent. “We look forward to the valuable leadership and experience she brings to an already-exceptional school and we thank the interview committee for its time and input.”

Ms. Phelps currently serves as associate principal of Vandegrift High School in Leander ISD, a school which she helped open. She has seven years of administrative leadership and vast experience with professional learning communities, special education, and innovative teaching and learning styles. She previously was an assistant principal at Vandegrift, and served as a special education teacher and head cheer coach at Lake Travis High School.

Ms. Phelps earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Texas-San Antonio and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She holds certifications in Principal (EC-12), School Counselor (EC-12), Special Education (EC-12), and Generalist (EC-4).

Ms. Phelps plans to start in July with a meet-and-greet event with students and parents scheduled in August.