Deer Park ISD’s Board of Trustees approved another round of administrative and leadership changes during tonight’s special meeting, filling four campus administrative positions and naming a new head softball coach for Deer Park High School.
Mary Peacock was named associate principal of DPHS-South Campus. She began her career as an English teacher and cheer sponsor at DPHS-North Campus in 1989. She briefly worked in another district early in her career, but she has otherwise worked as a teacher, English Department chairperson, cheer sponsor, and instructional facilitator at South Campus and North Campus. In 2012, she was named to her current position as an assistant principal at North Campus.
In 1988, Peacock earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of North Texas. She received her master of education degree from Lamar University in 2010.
Peacock fills a vacancy left by Kirk Taylor, who was recently named principal of North Campus.
Trustees named Dora Garcia to fill the vacancy left by Peacock’s move to South Campus. DPHS-NC’s new assistant principal began her career in 2006 as a bilingual kindergarten teacher in Houston ISD. She continued working in HISD through 2012, then moved to Galveston ISD for three years. She joined the South Campus staff as a counselor in 2015 and remained in that role through the current year.
In 2006, Garcia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston-Downtown. In 2010, she received her master of science degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Dan Nettles was named an assistant principal at Fairmont Junior High. Nettles began his career in 2007 and worked in Manor ISD, Lago Vista ISD, and Columbus City before taking a position teaching English at DPHS-NC in 2016. He continued in that role through the current school year.
Nettles received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in 2004. He earned his master of education degree from Lamar University in 2018.
He replaces Lori Northrup, who accepted a similar position at Bonnette Junior High.
The school board named Julie Bullock assistant principal of Carpenter Elementary. Bullock has spent her entire career in Deer Park ISD, having started as a Parkwood Elementary teacher in 1998. In 2004, she assumed her current role as kindergarten department chairperson at PWE.
Bullock earned her bachelor of science degree in 1998, and she received her master of science degree in 2000. Both degrees were issued by UHCL.
Bullock fills a vacancy left by the recent naming of Blanca Galvan as Carpenter’s new principal.
Finally, Amy Vidal was named head high school softball coach. She began her career in 1997 as a coach and science teacher in Gonzales ISD, Wharton ISD, East Bernard ISD, and Boling ISD, leading her teams to multiple district championships, several regional playoff appearances, and a state championship for East Bernard. Since 2018, Vidal has been a softball and volleyball coach and science teacher in College Station ISD, where her softball team advanced to the 2019 regional semi-finals. She has also earned multiple coach of the year awards during her career.
Vidal earned her bachelor of science degree from Angelo State University in 1997.
These position changes are effective on July 1.