Weatherford Democrat

June 15, 2014

Adams announced as Seguin principal


Weatherford Democrat

WEATHERFORD — By CHRISTIN COYNE

The Weatherford ISD board of trustees’ decision to make Seguin Elementary interim principal Frances Adams’ position permanent was met with a loud cheering from many of her staff at the Thursday night board meeting. 

Adams, who has worked several years as a bilingual coordinator for WISD, was named to the position in early April after the abrupt departure of former principal Andy Pool.

“She did a fabulous job there,” Superintendent Jeffrey Hanks said of Adams’ recent role finishing out the school year. “You can tell the staff is very excited about her coming there as are we. We look forward to working with her.”

Adams, a native of Puerto Rico with a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler, said she has been working in education for 20 years, including as an elementary school teacher, a literacy coach and an administrator. 

Hanks described her as a follow-through kind of person with high expectations for kids and staff alike.

“But she’s very fair, very personable,” Hanks said. “They know that she cares about them and I think that’s exactly what those teachers were reflecting tonight.”

“I took over a couple months ago as principal at Seguin and completely fell in love with the place, fell in love with the kids, fell in love with the staff,” Adams said. “That’s just the kind of place you don’t go into and then leave. You do anything you can to stay there.”

She has found that the staff at Seguin are completely committed to serving the students, Adams said. “It’s easy to lead a group of people that their heart is so big and so into it.”

Adams said she tries to make changes at the school that help boost the morale of the school staff, as well as give students a listening ear. 

 

Greenwood property

The board also voted Thursday night to place up for sale the Greenwood Community Center property. 

The 6-acre property, originally given to the community center in the 1960s with a condition that the property revert back to the school district if it ceased to function as a community center or there was an attempt to sell the property, came back into the possession of the district after the community center’s board disbanded in 2012, according to Hanks.

“So now there’s some liability that’s with that property, as there is with any property, and we would like to get out from underneath that,” Hanks said.  

By law, the district must seek bids on the property, according to Hanks.

The district will have to have the property surveyed and do some other things to get it ready for sale but should soon put together a bid packet and advertise the property.