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June 20, 2016
Robert Herrera Robert Herrera, the principal of West Elementary School in White Settlement ISD, will be the new principal of Nettie Baccus Elementary School.  The appointment was made by the Granbury ISD Board of Trustees during its regular meeting on June 20, 2016.
“Robert has so many strengths that make him the perfect fit for Baccus Elementary,” commented superintendent Dr. James Largent.  “He has experience as an elementary principal, is bilingual, and brings a great wealth of knowledge about curriculum, increasing parent involvement, and supporting staff.  The staff members who were involved on our interview committee are ecstatic with this recommendation, and we look forward to working with him.”
The new Baccus principal has been in White Settlement for the last three years.  Herrera began his educational career in 2001 as a math teacher at Donna Shepard Intermediate School in Mansfield.  He later served as a campus instructional coach at Lakeview Elementary School in Trophy Club as well as assistant principal at schools in both Crowley and Saginaw.
Herrera holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has attended several Professional Learning Community Institutes with teams of teachers and administrators and was also awarded a $30,000 grant from Project Fit America, a program creating new opportunities for kids to be active, fit, and healthy.
He succeeds Leslie Tewell, who is departing Granbury to be principal of an elementary campus in the Keller school district.

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