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UT Tyler Alumna named Distinguished Elementary Principal in Texas

TYLER, May 16, 2013-- The University of Texas at Tyler alumna Cristi Parsons was named Texas’ Distinguished Principal of the Year, Dr. Ross Sherman, College of Education and Psychology dean, announced.

Parsons was nominated for the honor by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association and received an award in the amount of $10,000. She will represent Texas at the National Distinguished Principals Program this fall in Washington D.C.

She graduated from UT Tyler in May, 2007, with a Masters of Education degree in Educational Administration.

Parsons has served Hallsville Independent School District as its North Elementary School principal for six years. She currently is enrolled in UT Tyler’s superintendent certification program.

For additional information or interviews, call Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769/903.539.7196.

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