Former KISD Administrator and Kennedale native taking on new challenge

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Rita (Elrod) Pintavalle, who grew up in Kennedale and spent most of her education career with KISD, was named the principal of 6A Brazoswood High School this summer. Brazoswood HS with 2500 plus enrollment is part of Brazosport ISD outside of Houston, along the Gulf Coast. {{more}}
Brazosport ISD posted the following information on their school website about their new principal.
We are excited to announce the Principal of Brazoswood High School, Ms. Rita Pintavalle.
Ms. Pintavalle comes to us from Kennedale ISD, where she served as the District Principal of Discipline and Grants and was a high school principal for 8 years. In this capacity, Ms. Pintavalle supervised administrators in the development of teachers, oversaw district discipline, and monitored UIL activities. Ms. Pintavalle?s? expertise in curriculum, instruction, and teacher development make her an excellent fit for our needs at Brazoswood. She has also served as the 2014 -2015 President of TAASP (Texas Association of Secondary School Principals). Prior to her administrative positions, Ms. Pintavalle was a Softball and Volleyball Head Coach and High School English Teacher.

She believes an administrator should be someone who can manage ?things? and lead ?people?.

  • Organization to manage things is important. The laws, policies and procedures that an administrator must work with daily must be cataloged and understood when any situation occurs or a decision is to be made.
  • The ability to lead people comes from within that person. Leading people is guiding them through their strengths and finding the hidden talent that makes each one on the team a great asset. You can?t lead people if you don?t understand them, so getting to know a staff and the campus culture is needed in a leadership role.
  • Having dignity and integrity are integral virtues for an administrator. Without integrity, there is no confidence in the leader, and being dignified in one?s portrayal of the campus and district is always a necessity.
  • Finding a way to tell the story of your district in a positive way that excites others is a strong characteristic for an excellent leader.

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