Kelly Madden, the former principal at R.C. Fisher Sixth Grade Campus in Athens has been named the new principal for Longbranch Elementary.

Madden was named Longbranch principal earlier this month by the Midlothian Independent School District Board of Trustees, after former Longbranch principal Beth Van Amburgh was named as the principal of LaRue Miller Elementary School.

"Kelly possesses a vast amount of elementary instructional knowledge, especially in the area of literacy programs," said MISD Superintendent, Dr. J.D. Kennedy, "As a current principal, her leadership experiences will allow her to continue the rich tradition of high academic standards at Longbranch Elementary. As staff and parents get to know Kelly, they'll soon discover what I'm talking about."

Athens R.C. Fisher was named a Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll School in August.

For the past four years, R.C. Fisher has earned a Recognized designation from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the agency's second-highest rating. TEA bases the rating primarily on results on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test. A school may be rated as Academically Unacceptable, Acceptable, Recognized or Exemplary.

Longbranch Elementary was named an Academically Acceptable school by the TEA this fall. It appealed that ranking for Recognized status.

Kelly Madden received her Masters in Educational Administration from Tarleton State University. Kelly has 6 years of elementary teaching experience in Killeen ISD. She also has served as an elementary assistant principal for 2 years in Malakoff ISD.

Mrs. Madden has been married to Billy for 10 years. They have a daughter Kamryn, 6, and a son Wriley, 3.

"It is my privilege to have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the extraordinary teachers, spectacular students, and supportive parents and community of Midlothian ISD," said Madden. "I look forward to joining the Longbranch team of students, parents, and teachers reaching for the highest branch, one learner at a time."

Van Amburgh will assume her new role as the Miller Elementary principal in February and that campus is slated to open in the fall of 2008.

Madden named principal for Longbranch Elementary

Kelly Madden, the former principal at R.C. Fisher Sixth Grade Campus in Athens has been named the new principal for Longbranch Elementary.

Madden was named Longbranch principal earlier this month by the Midlothian Independent School District Board of Trustees, after former Longbranch principal Beth Van Amburgh was named as the principal of LaRue Miller Elementary School.

"Kelly possesses a vast amount of elementary instructional knowledge, especially in the area of literacy programs," said MISD Superintendent, Dr. J.D. Kennedy, "As a current principal, her leadership experiences will allow her to continue the rich tradition of high academic standards at Longbranch Elementary. As staff and parents get to know Kelly, they'll soon discover what I'm talking about."

Athens R.C. Fisher was named a Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll School in August..

For the past four years, R.C. Fisher has earned a Recognized designation from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the agency's second-highest rating. TEA bases the rating primarily on results on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test. A school may be rated as Academically Unacceptable, Acceptable, Recognized or Exemplary.?

Longbranch Elementary was named an Academically Acceptable school by the TEA this fall. It appealed that ranking for Recognized status.

Kelly Madden received her Masters in Educational Administration from Tarleton State University. Kelly has 6 years of elementary teaching experience in Killeen ISD. She also has served as an elementary assistant principal for 2 years in Malakoff ISD.

Mrs. Madden has been married to Billy for 10 years. They have a daughter Kamryn, 6, and a son Wriley, 3.

"It is my privilege to have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the extraordinary teachers, spectacular students, and supportive parents and community of Midlothian ISD," said Madden. "I look forward to joining the Longbranch team of students, parents, and teachers reaching for the highest branch, one learner at a time."

Van Amburgh will assume her new role as the Miller Elementary principal in February and that campus is slated to open in the fall of 2008.