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June 24, 2015
New campus leaders at Brawner Intermediate School welcomed students, families, and the community at a summer ice cream social on June 22, 2015.
“I am looking forward to an awesome year at Brawner,” commented new principal Jincy Ross, who is coming from Granbury Middle School, where she has been the assistant principal for the last three years. “I am ready to learn from our students and make new memories. Without a doubt, I believe that elementary students are in the most creative years of their lives. They are the reason we are in education.”
She started at GMS in 2010, serving one year as parent and community liaison and another year as counselor before moving to assistant principal in 2012.
Ross began her educational career in 1997 as a band director in Coahoma, teaching both high school and middle school bands as well as fifth grade music classes. She moved to Colorado City in 1999 as high school and middle school band director. While still leading the bands, Ross simultaneously served as counselor at Hutchison Elementary School, an intermediate campus serving students in grades 3-5. She also served as interim principal while an administrator was on medical leave. During her last four years in that district, she was counselor at Colorado High School from 2006-2010.
Originally from Fort Stockton, Ross received a bachelor’s degree in music education from McMurry University in 1996 and later earned a master’s degree in school guidance and counseling from Angelo State University in 2005. Her husband, Jeremy, is also in campus administration, serving as principal of Granbury High School.
New assistant principal Leslie Ghiglieri is no stranger to the Brawner campus as she taught third grade at the school last year. She previously taught second grade in Laurel, Maryland and kindergarten, third, and fifth grades in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she also spent three years working on the curriculum and instruction team.
Ghiglieri earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of North Texas in 1992 and completed a master’s degree in education administration and supervision through the University of Phoenix in 2014.
“I feel honored and privileged to be a part of the Brawner community,” Ghiglieri said. “I believe teamwork and open communication are very important to know that together we will continue to ensure a positive and productive learning environment for our students. I am excited to help support the students, parents, teachers, and community because together, ‘We are Brawner!’”
Ross (back left) and Ghiglieri, who are pictured above with students at the ice cream social, succeed Stacie Brown and Kelley Phillips, who are moving to Mambrino School.