Ron Holmgreen, lead assistant principal at Vista Ridge High School School in Leander, has been selected to be the new principal of Crossland Ninth Grade Center. The appointment was made by the Granbury ISD Board of Trustees during its regular meeting on June 10, 2013.
“Ron brings a passion for working with students and has a very outgoing personality. I think our students and parents will love him, and he will be a great fit with the outstanding staff at CNGC,” said superintendent Dr. James Largent. “We also know he will bring some new ideas and will be a wonderful addition to our administrative team.”
Holmgreen will replace Diane Fullerton, who will be leading the district’s special education department.
His educational career began in 1996 as a teen leadership teacher and junior varsity baseball and freshman football coach at Duncanville Ninth Grade Center. He later taught government and coached baseball, basketball, and football at Leander High School for five years, moving to Vista Ridge in 2003 as the head baseball coach and social studies teacher.
Holmgreen assumed his current position in 2008. As the lead assistant principal, he has had served as a middle school/high school summer school principal, helped increase student attendance, planned and organized campus professional development, helped develop campus goals, created and organized a campus technology committee, and organized a tutorial program to prepare students for state exams.
He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1992 and later earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Lamar University in 2009.
Holmgreen and his wife have three children, who will attend Granbury schools. He has been active in the community as a volunteer with several youth organizations.