Sabinal ISD has named a new elementary principal, Ms. Beth Brady. Ms. Brady is a thirty four-year educator, and has served as an elementary principal for the past three years in the San Antonio Independent School District. Prior to that, Mrs. Brady taught elementary school for nineteen years, served as a district curriculum specialist, an instructional coach, an assistant principal and a district instructional coordinator.
Brady holds two Master’s Degrees in Education, one in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio and one from the University of the Incarnate Word.
Ms. Brady has been recognized by the state of Texas as a finalist for the National Science Foundation Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) and has received the esteemed Texas Academy of Science Educator of the Year award. Ms. Brady has been present at Sabinal elementary last week, and will continue to present in her new position one day each week in May.
“We are delighted to have Ms. Brady lead our elementary school, as she has an extensive background in Elementary Education, particularly in Early Childhood, and in Curriculum and Instruction” said Richard Grill, Superintendent of Sabinal Schools.
This past year, Sabinal elementary began offering full-day pre-kindergarten, and plans to further emphasize PK-2 academic programs and advanced readiness standards. “We are excited about these enhanced learning opportunities for our youngest learners, and with Ms. Brady and our new Academic Dean position, will afford our students at Sabinal elementary with unprecedented educational opportunities,” Grill stated.
"I would also like to recognize our Interim principal, Dr. Jimmy Gouard, who took over the elementary this past November” added Grill. Furthermore, Grill said “Dr. Gouard made enormous improvements in student achievement, which are grateful.”