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Bullard Independent School District has hired a new principal for its Early Childhood campus.
During Bullard ISD’s April board meeting the district’s trustees approved the hiring of Amanda Goode as Bullard Early Childhood principal. Goode will transition to this position for the 2018-19 school year following the retirement of Michelle Hurst, according to a news release from the district.
Goode is a native East Texan and is completing her 17th year in education; 13 of those years have been with BISD. Goode has taught at the secondary and elementary levels, served as an assistant district curriculum director, district testing coordinator and is currently serving as the assistant principal at Bullard Intermediate. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler and Master of Education in Education Technology Leadership from Lamar University.
Goode has been married to her high school sweetheart, Michael, for 25 years and they have one son and two daughters. Their son Cody is a middle school coach and paraprofessional at PRIDE Academy and is married to Dawn Goode. Daughters Mikaela and Carley are students at the University of Texas at Tyler.
“I am honored and blessed with the opportunity to work with an amazing team in shaping the hearts and minds of our littlest panthers,” Goode said. “I am excited about the endless possibilities at the Early Childhood campus. I want to honor the legacy Mrs. Hurst has created through her strong leadership by continuing to provide a safe, positive and collaborative environment for the staff and students of BEC. I have big shoes to fill. However, I look forward to working with and alongside the staff of Bullard Early Childhood and getting to know our future students and their families.”
“We are very excited to have Mrs. Goode leading the Early Childhood campus next school year,” Todd Schneider, superintendent of schools, said. “Amanda is a natural leader and a high-performing educator with goals for the campus that align with the school board’s vision of becoming a lighthouse’ district in East Texas. She will lead the way for BEC.”