Pine Tree school gets new principal


POSTED: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 8:23pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 8:29pm

A new principal for the Intermediate Campus was approved tonight at the May 14th special meeting of the Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees.

“I am excited to recommend Dr. Carla McAvoy for a number of reasons,” said Superintendent TJ Farler. “As we began the search process, I had three criteria in mind: first I looked for a candidate that was excited about students, teachers, and the process of learning. Second, I looked for a candidate with demonstrated leadership ability. And, finally I looked for someone who can model leadership in curriculum, instruction and assessment as a learning leader.”

Dr. McAvoy has most recently served as Elementary Campus Principal and Secondary Curriculum Director in Hallsville ISD. Her accomplishments include training in a wide variety of topics which include Professional Learning Communities, Advanced Placement writing, and Administrator Mentorship. Awards earned over the course of her career include serving on the team for an Exemplary District, National Model Professional Learning Community, Exemplary and Recognized Campus recognition.

“Through our interviews and conversations, Dr. McAvoy has described a campus where high expectations for learning and the enjoyment for learning would be key,” said Superintendent Farler. “With her most recent experience as part of an exemplary curriculum team she will bring a deep understanding of the process required to lead and grow teachers as instructional leaders.”
McAvoy is a member of the National Association of Secondary Principals, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Her professional associations include membership in the Texas Association for Secondary School Administrators, Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Dr. McAvoy has served in Hallsville, Ore City, Leverett’s Chapel, Karnack, Wells, Arlington and Burleson ISD as a teacher, coach, principal and director of curriculum. In addition to teaching science, math and health, McAvoy has coached boys and girls sports and served as Athletic Director of Leverett’s Chappel ISD.

Her education and training include earning a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Master’s degree in Mid-Management and Superintendent Certification also from SFA, and she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a minor in Health and Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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