June 22, 2012
Dana Goode
Pat Yelverton
Both Granbury Middle School and Mambrino School will be under leadership beginning in the new school year, after new principals recommended by incoming superintendent Dr. James Largent were ratified by the Granbury ISD Board of Trustees during its regular monthly meeting on June 18, 2012.
Pat Yelverton, assistant principal at Crossland Ninth Grade Center, will take the helm of GMS, while long-time Arlington principal Dana Goode will be the new leader at Mambrino.
Yelverton has been at Crossland since 2008. She 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.
The new GMS principal 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.
Although coming from Arlington, Goode is no stranger to Granbury, having worked in this school district for several years previously. She is currently the principal at Tommie Williams Elementary School in AISD.
The new Mambrino principal 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 worked 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.
Yelverton replaces Holly Campbell, who is departing this summer after leading the school since September, while Goode succeeds Rebecca Johnson, who retired at the end of the school year.