We are beyond thrilled to welcome our newest Bluejay, Principal Tiffany Phelps! Ms. Phelps, who will replace interim principal Bill Bechtol, will take the helm for the 2017-18 school year. The announcement followed a thorough process that included collecting stakeholder surveys and conducting candidate interviews with students, staff and parents. In total, more than 40 people were involved in the interviews and selection process.
Ms. Phelps currently serves as associate principal of Vandegrift High School in Leander ISD, a school which she helped open. She has seven years of administrative leadership and vast experience with professional learning communities, special education, and innovative teaching and learning styles. She previously was an assistant principal at Vandegrift, and served as a special education teacher and head cheer coach at Lake Travis High School.
Ms. Phelps earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Texas-San Antonio and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She holds certifications in Principal (EC-12), School Counselor (EC-12), Special Education (EC-12), and Generalist (EC-4).
Welcome to the Bluejay Blog, a celebration of iTeaching and iLearning at Barton Creek Elementary School in Austin, Texas. Here we showcase how our school infuses curriculum with technology through our Learning and Engaging through Access and Personalization (L.E.A.P) 1:1 iPad initiative.