Weatherford Democrat

Front Page

April 21, 2013

Board hires Burton to lead Ikard

Assistant principal will replace retiring principal Linda Starnes

From Staff Reports

Weatherford ISD Board members have agreed to hire Ikard Assistant Principal Christy Burton as the school’s new principal following the retirement of current Ikard Principal Linda Starnes at the end of the school year.

Starnes has been with Weatherford ISD the past 41 years.

“We are excited to see Christy step into this position and continue the great work that Linda has done in leading this campus,” WISD Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks said.

Burton and her husband, Michael, have two sons, Dylan, 17, and Hunter, 11.

“Educators teach children the importance of community and being good citizens,” Burton said. “I believe that the best way to accomplish this is to model it consistently. I am currently a board of trustee for the Millsap Independent School District and have served there for the last four years.

This opportunity helps me to ensure that education is a priority for students everywhere. It provides me another opportunity to do what I love, work with children, and make decisions that are in the best interest of the kids.”

Burton said she was thankful to have Starnes as mentor for the past 14 years.

“I started my career in WISD with Ms. Starnes at William B. Travis Elementary as a student teacher from 1999 to 2000,” she said. “I was hired to teach third grade in 2000-01, the last year that Travis was open.”

After that year the staff moved to Bose Ikard Elementary in 2002 where Burton continued teaching third and fourth grades. She became the assistant principal at Ikard in 2006.

“I look forward to continuing the academic expectations and culture at Ikard Elementary with our staff, students, families and community,” she said.

1
Text Only
Front Page
  • cigarette butts.jpg No butts about it, smoking ban nears

    Weatherford eating establishments have just over a week to get their no smoking signs in place and prepare for the no smoking ordinance enacted by the city council in February to go into effect.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Proposed change in city charter goes before W’ford voters next month

    Weatherford residents will have the chance to vote on a pair of charter amendments on Election Day May 10.

    April 16, 2014

  • IMG_7134.JPG Despite cold, peach crops looking rosy

    Parker County peach growers won’t know for sure for a few more days, but as of Wednesday, one day after April temperatures plummeted into the low 30s, they’re predicting a good, even rosy, peach harvest for this year’s Parker County Peach Festival.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Animal shelter throwing a party

    The Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter made a promise to its staff, volunteers and rescues that if the shelter was able to achieve a 90 percent live release rate by the end of March, the shelter would throw a community-wide party to celebrate its accomplishments.

    April 16, 2014

  • Veterans Memorial Rendering.jpg Cabin fever

    Weatherford Parks and Recreation officials are looking to renovate two areas to make them more user friendly.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parker County man killed in single-vehicle wreck

    A 60-year-old Parker County man was killed around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash in the 2100 block of FM Road 3325, also known as Farmer Road.

    April 15, 2014

  • 0415 one kidfish.jpg Catching some fun at KidFish

    “Is there anything better than spending time with your kids and teaching them the joys of fishing?” James Shaker, a lifetime Weatherford resident, asked Saturday. “I don’t think so.”

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fund set up for family after losing home

    Two streets down and hours after many members of the East Parker County community gathered April 5 to present a new home built with donations to a local family in need, another family in the West Oak subdivision lost their home to a fire and is now in need of support from the community. 

    April 15, 2014

  • County wins grant, approves road plan

    New funding to improve county roads and a new plan to rank them according to their need for repair moved forward hand-in-hand at Monday’s Parker County Commissioners’ Court meeting.

    April 15, 2014

  • IMG_6890.jpg WC’s new Allied Health Building nears completion

    Construction crews are in high swing as the completion date for Weatherford College’s new Don Allen Allied Health Building nears.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks