It is my pleasure to introduce myself as your new principal of Mountain Valley Middle School. I am extremely humbled and honored to be joining a campus where all stakeholders are committed to supporting and providing a rich educational environment.
This is my 22nd year in education. I became part of Comal Independent School District in 2016, where I spent two years at Mountain Valley Middle School as a Campus Instructional Coach and an Assistant Principal before moving to Canyon Lake High School. While at Canyon Lake High School, I served as the Assistant Principal and Academic Dean for the past two years. It is with great pride and excitement that I will be returning to Mountain Valley Middle School and continuing to serve this incredible community.
It is my commitment to each of you to foster a school culture and climate where every child feels safe, connected, successful and heard. I look forward to meeting each one of you. Please know that my door is always open to you. I sincerely welcome your conversation and input. We will be learning together to achieve the highest accomplishments.
Two student anglers and members of the Comal ISD Bass Fishing Club are heading to the Hill Country Division: Lake Belton State Tournament July 25. They are currently tied for second place in the state - pretty impressive for the program's first year.
During a virtual meeting on Monday, June 29, the 15-member Texas School Safety Center Board of Directors elected Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim as its chair. Kim has served on the board since 2017.
While their final baseball seasons were cut short due to COVID-19, seven recent Comal ISD graduates were selected to play the game they love in an all-star double-header matching the best of the best in the San Antonio area.
Correction: The American Legion honorees for Memorial Early College High School were reported incorrectly. Victor Hernandez and Josephine Tesauro received the top awards.
For almost a century, the American Legion has been honoring students who exemplify the six qualities that define character with its School Award Medal Program. Several Comal ISD campuses participate in this tradition by nominating students for this award.
For 14 years, William Daugherty has been teaching tumbles, stunts, pyramids and more to cheer athletes at Smithson Valley Middle School, and now, the Texas Girls Coaches Association is honoring his dedication and skill.
While celebrities continue to honor the graduating class of 2020 with special commencement speeches on YouTube and Instagram, the words spoken by seniors themselves are the ones which truly have meaning. The top two graduating seniors from each of Comal ISD's high schools encouraged, commiserated and challenged their fellow graduates to remember the highs and learn from the lows.
Senior Abigail Redin will not only graduate this Friday, June 5, she also will be featured on KENS 5 News as a Champion for Change. Redin received this honor because of the impact she has made on her community through her two Soles4Souls shoe drives.
When two Smithson Valley High School students spearheaded a campaign to raise money and awareness for children's mental health and wellness in January, they never imagined how "real" mental health would become in the face of COVID-19.