Good afternoon Doss parents and families.  I hope you are having a great Friday. Walkthrough Photos Week 8 Well, this will be my final principal message as my last day at Doss will be Thursday, October 13th.  As I move closer to my last day, know that I and the admin. team are preparing to ensure a smooth transition to temporary and, eventually, new leadership.  As Mr. Castillo’s letter stated last evening, Dr.…

Doss parents and families, I am writing to inform you that my last day to serve as principal of Doss Elementary will be on Friday, October 14th.  I have accepted the principal position at Kealing Middle School here in Austin ISD and will begin effective Monday, October 17th.   I am extremely grateful for my time serving the Doss community over the past three and a half years.  We have been through…

Good afternoon Doss parents and families!  I hope your Friday is going well. Week 7 Walkthrough Photos On Tuesday, October 4th from 5:00-6:30 P.M. the PTA will host both a Bond and Trustee Candidate vertical team/community meeting.  The purpose of this meeting is to provide a brief discussion of the 2022 Bond and allow parents/staff to ask questions.  We will also host both District 4 AISD Board Trustee Candidates just after the…

Good morning Doss parents and family.  I hope your Friday is off to a great start. Week 6 Walkthrough Photos (Not Many This Week)I had my monthly meeting with Dr. Mays and his leadership crew on Tuesday morning this week.  We began our session with learning about how we received our names and a brief story about our lives.  While it took a while to complete the activity, it was a great…

Good afternoon Doss parents and families.  I hope you are well today. Week 5 Walkthrough Photos We had yet another fabulous and busy week here at Doss!  We were incredibly grateful to have our elevators working after a few week hiatus.  After working daily with our maintenance team, it seems there was an update done on our elevators over the summer that interfered with communications within the hydraulic systems.  This issue…

Good afternoon Doss parents and families.  I hope you are well today. Week 4 Walkthrough Photos I’d like to send a special shout out to our PE department today.  If you are not aware, all K-5 students attend PE every day, which is a huge benefit to our students and teachers.  Ms. Carroll has been working hard to lead this department through many staffing challenges but has made it work for…

Good afternoon Doss parents and families.  It was great to see many of you in person and virtually for our first Parent/Principal Coffee this morning!  See below for our recorded video and presentations (note:  counselor and GT presentation imbedded within the specific slide).  PPC 9/2 Video and Presentation Week 3 Walkthrough Photos We will add a 1st and 2nd grade teacher to Doss over the next 2-3 weeks and are awaiting an answer…

Good afternoon Doss parents and families.  Happy Friday to you all! Walkthrough Photos Week 2 Also, check out my Twitterfor photos taken throughout the week. It was great to conduct the majority of my official classroom walkthroughs this week.  Our teachers have been spending time working to ensure all classrooms are building positive classroom culture and climate in addition to routines and procedures.  Many of them were already diving into the the…

Good afternoon Doss parents and community!  I hope your Friday is going well. Classroom Walkthrough Photos We have an one of the VERY best starts to a school year in recent memory. Our students seem extremely excited to be in class learning from their teachers and friends.  We are all so happy to start the year as mostly “normal” as in years past.  It was great to see many of you…