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June 18, 2019 

Karla Willmeth

Karla Willmeth, assistant principal at Acton Elementary School, is officially the school’s next principal following action by the Granbury ISD school board on June 17, 2019. 

“Having been at AES for many years, Mrs. Willmeth has the leadership abilities and staff support to be a great principal,” said superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn. “She not only understands the accomplishments of the campus but also has a progressive vision and fantastic ideas for the future of AES.  Mrs. Willmeth will be an outstanding campus leader.” 

Willmeth succeeds Anna Roe, who is departing for the Crowley school district after leading the school since 2012. 

The AES assistant principal since 2012, Willmeth has been in GISD since 2001, working as an English/language arts and reading teacher at both Granbury Middle School and Acton Middle School.  She also served as instructional specialist at AMS. 

In 2016, Willmeth was named Assistant Principal of the Year for the Region XI education service area by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association.  She was named the GMS Teacher of the Year for 2007-08. 

The incoming principal has 21 years of educational experience and began her career teaching physical education and coaching gymnastics at Abilene High School, where she worked before coming to Granbury.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University and a Master of Education from Lamar University. 

Willmeth (center) is pictured with AES teachers and staff following the school board action.