Frazier Elementary School's Rhonda Parmer and Beverly Hills Intermediate School's Alyta Harrell have been named Pasadena ISD's Region 4 Principals of the Year.
Region 4 began the Principal of the Year program in 2001, allowing each district in the area to select an elementary and secondary principal of the year.
Parmer and Harrell were nominated because of their focus of high expectations for all students and establishing a culture of support for students and staff on their campuses.
"Rhonda and Alyta have created a culture of high expectations for every student on their campuses and they make sure that each student knows they are valued," said Kirk Lewis, Pasadena ISD superintendent. "Both of them have continually demonstrated their innovative leadership qualities and make outstanding contributions not only within their campus but throughout the community they serve."
Parmer has served as Frazier's principal since 2004. Under her leadership, the campus has been rated exemplary by the Texas Education Agency. The school was most recently named one of the state's distinguished Title I campuses.
Before her appointment at Frazier, Parmer was the assistant principal at Matthys Elementary. She also served as the peer facilitator at Mae Smythe Elementary. Parmer began her career in Pasadena ISD as a fifth grade teacher in 1994.
After serving as an assistant principal at Beverly Hills Intermediate since 1999, Harrell was promoted to principal in 2006. Harrell and her team of teachers and staff have been credited with helping students making major strides in their transition to high school through the district's Expectation Graduation initiative.
Harrell started her career as a life science teacher at Park View Intermediate in 1995. She is the fourth principal in 45 years at Beverly Hills.