Dana Goode, principal at Tommie Williams Elementary School in Arlington, is Dr. James Largent’s choice to lead Mambrino School as the next principal. The incoming superintendent made the announcement on June 14, 2012.
The Granbury ISD school board will consider Largent’s recommendation during its next monthly meeting scheduled for June 18.
“Dana brings to us a lot of experience as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and principal,” stated Dr. Largent in an email to Mambrino teachers and staff. “Dana knows Granbury, having begun her career here, and is ready to come home. She is a team builder and has many great qualities I look for in a leader. She will bring new ideas to Mambrino and will quickly get to know the staff and community to move that campus in a positive direction.”
If approved, Goode will replace Rebecca Johnson, who is retiring this summer after leading the school since 2002.
The prospective Mambrino principal is no stranger to Granbury, where she first worked as a secretary at Acton Elementary School. While pursuing her college degree, Goode student taught at both Granbury Middle School and Granbury Elementary School. Following graduation, she taught second grade at Nettie Baccus Elementary School and third grade at AES.
From 1998-2002, Goode served as the Acton Elementary school counselor before serving as assistant principal for one year. In 2002, she moved to J.B. Little Elementary School in Arlington. She was named the principal at Williams Elementary in 2007.
She received a bachelor’s degree in education and later earned a Master of Education in guidance and counseling both from Tarleton State University.