Anna Roe will be departing Acton Elementary School as principal following the 2018-19 school year. The announcement was made on May 30, 2019.
“I will be leaving Acton knowing that the campus is surrounded by love,” Roe commented in a letter to parents. “It is deeply rooted in what it means to live and serve. I cannot wait to see you reach new heights. The future holds even more incredible things for Acton Elementary School and Granbury ISD. It has been my greatest honor to have served you all.”
The departing campus administrator accepted a principal’s position at an elementary school in the Crowley school district.
“Granbury ISD will miss Anna Roe. Our district is grateful for her work at Acton Elementary School and her vision and enthusiasm to see every student succeed,” commented GISD superintendent Jeremy Glenn. “Anna cares deeply about the students and families at AES, and we will miss her thoughtful, passionate manner. Under Anna’s leadership, Acton Elementary has seen significant academic gains and was recently named a National School of Character.”
Roe has been at Acton Elementary since 2007 and took the helm as principal in 2012. She previously taught pre-kindergarten and fourth grade and also served as an intervention specialist prior to becoming assistant principal.
Named the school’s Teacher of the Year in 2010, Roe was subsequently a finalist for the Instructional Leader Award from Tarleton State University’s Effective Schools Project in 2016.
Roe began her career in 2004 as a first grade teacher at Jackie Carden Elementary School in Crowley, where she worked prior to coming to Granbury. She received a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Tarleton State University and later earned a Master of Education from Lamar University.
“Twelve years ago, I walked through the doors of Acton Elementary School fairly new to the education world,” Roe said in her parent letter. “Over this time, I have gained knowledge, expanded my beliefs and philosophy and grown in my understanding on what it means to serve others. I have made forever friendships, lived fully surrounded by people who make me better and learned from each individual I met through my journey. This place has cheered for my celebrations and held me during my darkest hours. Acton Elementary has been my home and you have been my family.”