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School board appoints seven new principals

By ALLISON MILES
June 21, 2013 at 1:21 a.m.


The full list of appointed principals includes:

Victoria East High School

Lisa Blundell

Previous position: Cade Middle School principal

Career and Technology Institute

Melissa Correll

Previous position: Assistant principal at Victoria West High School

Harold Cade Middle School

Jill Lau

Previous position: Principal at O'Connor Elementary School

Mission Valley Elementary School

Tammy Garza

Previous position: Assistant principal at Vickers Elementary School

Rowland Elementary School

Andreia Foster

Previous position: Principal in the Waco school district

O'Connor Elementary School

Landon Zamykal

Previous position: Assistant principal at Schorlemmer Elementary School

William Wood/Guadalupe Elementary schools

Laura Longoria

Previous position: Assistant principal at Howell Middle School

Source: Victoria school district Superintendent Robert Jaklich

A late-night phone call was a welcome sight for one longtime Victoria educator. It alerted Lisa Blundell that she was Victoria East High School's new principal.

"It was after 11 p.m. when the superintendent notified me by phone, congratulated me and wished me the best of luck," she said of the Thursday night ring. "I'm very excited."

Blundell was one of seven new principals named to Victoria schools following a closed session during Thursday night's monthly school board meeting.

She replaces Greg Crockett, who took a position as Cuero Junior High School's principal.

Blundell has 25 years of experience with the Victoria district under her belt. Her most recent role, as principal of Cade Middle School, lasted three years.

She said she looks forward to working with the high school's strong and talented staff, and working to improve both test scores and attendance.

"Most of all, I would like to continue with the traditions they have established," she said, noting the school is known throughout the community for its spirit. "I'm looking forward to being a Titan."

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