Principal named at Dolores McClatchey Elementary Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Midlothian on May 24, 2015 by Staff Report Photo courtesy Midlothian ISD. T.E. Baxter Elementary principal Courtney Carpenter was named principal of the new Dolores McClatchey Elementary for 2016.MIDLOTHIAN — On Friday, May 22, Judy Walling, acting superintendent, announced the appointment of Courtney Carpenter as principal for Dolores McClatchey Elementary. The new campus is scheduled to open August 2016."It is an honor and privilege to begin the journey of opening a new school in Midlothian ISD – a school that will become part of a dynamic community. Being a member of the Dolores McClatchey Elementary Design Team, I can visualize building a culture of learners and leaders in a transparent and collaborative school environment," said Carpenter."While serving as principal at T.E. Baxter Elementary, I have had the opportunity to engage in the work with extraordinary educators, dynamic students and supportive parents. Our campus’ recent Texas School of Character recognition has prepared me to develop a vision for opening a campus that begins with a culture of character development at its inception – a culture that truly believes in character development going hand-in-hand with academic development."Carpenter earned a Master in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. She has 17 years experience in education with 8 years teaching math in grades 3-11 and 5 years as an assistant principal in Midlothian ISD, Rockdale ISD and Cleburne ISD.She is married to Craig Carpenter, MISD energy manager and MHHS coach. They have two children Kelsey (13) and Kasen (10).Carpenter will assume her new role as Dolores McClatchey Elementary principal in January 2016. Her replacement for T.E. Baxter Elementary principal will be announced by October 2015. You may also be interested in readingMISD board names Ledbetter sole finalist for district superintendentHarper Stewart named Principal at T.E. Baxter ElementaryMatt Fisk named Choir Director at Midlothian Heritage High SchoolDoug Wendel named new Midlothian HS head football coachROISD names principal for new elementary schoolAshley Stewart named Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership, Planning and InnovationWISD named a Best Community for Music Education for second timeMurderer of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield found guiltyMidlothian Heritage HS announces new girls soccer coachMidlothian PD warns that fake clown reports could be a crime ← Residents waiting on Commissioner Grayson to fulfill campaign promisePHOTOS: Homes in Ennis damaged by fallen tree Saturday morning → You must log in to post a comment.