Kara Sue Garlitz, Principal of Eldorado Middle School has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as the Region XV Middle School Outstanding Principal of the Year.  TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state.  School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions.  Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership. As a region winner, Miss

Garlitz is eligible to compete for the state title of the Texas Middle School Principal of the Year.

Miss Garlitz, a seven-year principal has headed Eldorado Middle School since 2003.  She attended Angelo State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1989 and then returned to ASU and was awarded a Masters of Education in School Administration in 1999.  Miss Garlitz states, “My being selected for this award is a direct reflection of the wonderful students and staff of Eldorado Middle School and Schleicher County ISD.  I am honored to represent our school district, community, and Region XV.”

“Miss Garlitz is a tremendously dedicated, quality principal and as hardworking as any administrator I have ever worked with.  She is completely devoted to the academic performance of her students and the Eldorado Middle School campus, and is very deserving of this award.  She is an honest, sincere professional who represents our school district with pride at all times.  TASSP has made an excellent selection,” says Schleicher County ISD Superintendent Billy Collins, “I am very happy that she has been recognized for quality service to our school district.”

Each of the region winners will be recognized during the Texas Heroes Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 14, 2011.  Each will be presented with an award and recognized in a commemorative booklet entitled Texas Principals, Texas Heroes. The TASSP Summer Workshop will be held June 15-17, 2011, at the Austin Convention Center.