Pat Yelverton, assistant principal at Crossland Ninth Grade Center, is Dr. James Largent’s choice to lead Granbury Middle School as the next principal. The incoming superintendent made the announcement on June 11, 2012.
The Granbury ISD school board will consider Largent’s recommendation during its next monthly meeting scheduled for June 18.
“I believe Pat is clearly the best fit for GMS. Her experience at the middle school level and the fact that she has worked at Crossland with students from both AMS and GMS was very important,” stated Dr. Largent in an email to GMS teachers and staff. “She has a great life story and has a passion for education and the students in GISD. She is an effective communicator, has a wonderful relationship with the parents in our community, and is very well respected by the administrators in the district.”
Largent continued, “I am proud to have her on my team, and I look forward to working with her and seeing the great things she has in store for GMS.”
If approved, Yelverton will replace Holly Campbell, who is departing this summer after leading the school since September.
The prospective GMS principal has been at Crossland since 2008. Yelverton moved from Acton Middle School, where she also served as an assistant principal beginning in 2005. She previously taught Spanish at AMS in addition to serving as department head, foreign language club sponsor, and administrative intern.
Yelverton began her educational career in 1991 as a high school Spanish teacher in Cleveland, Mississippi. She also taught the foreign language in Rolling Fork, Mississippi and Everman before coming to Granbury in 2001.
She received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Delta State University in Cleveland and later earned a Master of Educational Administration from Tarleton State University.