In the news:
Rosie Prusz recognized
as nominee for National Distinguished Principal
Kruse Elementary School Principal Rosie Prusz was recognized as one
of eight National Distinguished Principal nominees by the Texas
Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) at the
organization's annual conference.
Each year, TEPSA recognizes one National Distinguished Principal
from the elementary school level. Mentoring Minds and Horace Mann
sponsor the Texas program. Criteria for selection of the principals
are set by the National Association of Elementary School Principals
and the U.S. Department of Education.
Prusz has served as principal at Kruse since 1997. During her time
at the school, the campus has received several recognized ratings
from the Texas Education Agency. She has also implemented many
programs geared toward increasing student achievement, including the
school's after-school program.
In 2005, Prusz was honored for her contributions to the success of
students as she was selected as a statewide finalist for the H-E-B
Principal of the Year award. She was also recognized as Pasadena
ISD's Region 4 Principal of the Year that same year.
Prusz is relentless in the pursuit of grants for her school. Some of
the major grants the school has received over the years include a
Comprehensive School Reform Grant for $600,000, a 21st Century
Community Learners Grant for $330,000 and a Capital Investment Grant
"Rosie's devotion to students is unmatched," said Vicki Thomas,
Pasadena ISD's deputy superintendent. "She is an instructional
leader who dedicates her life to the academic, social and emotional
well-being of children."
Since 1917, TEPSA has served Texas principals and supervisors. TEPSA
has more than 5,300 members. These administrators supervise 153,000
teachers who direct the activities of 2.3 million Pre-K-8 school