New principal named for La Porte ISD school
University of Houston-Clear Lake alumna Tami King recently was named principal at College Park Elementary School, replacing longtime principal Deborah Shearer, who recently announced her retirement.
The school is at 4315 Luella, Deer Park, in the La Porte school district.
Prior to her appointment, King was assistant principal at Lomax Elementary School in La Porte ISD.
Mrs. King was selected from a strong pool of internal candidates," said Superintendent Lloyd W. Graham. LPISD is fortunate to have this depth in its assistant principal corps. We believe that Mrs. King is an excellent fit for the College Park family and will do an outstanding job in her new role."
King joined LPISD in August 2008 as assistant principal of Rizzuto Elementary and moved to Lomax in October 2008. Since 2009, she has served as co-coordinator for the district's Saturday school for tardy management.
She came to La Porte from Pasadena ISD, where she was assistant principal at Golden Acres Elementary School from 2006 to 2008. She served as special education resource teacher, dyslexia and intervention specialist, and administrative intern from 1999 to 2006.
Before entering the field of education, King earned her bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Serving as a HOSTS (Help One Student to Succeed) and Junior Achievement volunteer piqued her interest in education, and she returned to UH-CL to complete graduate hours in education.
She entered the alternative certification program in Pasadena ISD and began her career in education there.
I am overwhelmed with joy and honored to have been selected as the new principal for College Park Elementary," King said. I am looking forward to serving LPISD in this new role and getting to know the staff, students and parents of College Park."
King and her husband, Steve, are residents of La Porte and have two children Ethan, who will attend Baker Sixth Grade Campus next year, and Amber, a pupil at Rizzuto Elementary School.
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