Principals Named at Alta Loma, Holiman, and San Jacinto

June 6, 2011

San Angelo ISD has announced the principals who will take the helm at three of the district's elementary schools. Susan Staha, Glenn Middle School Assistant Principal, will become principal at Alta Loma Elementary, while Dave Danner, classroom teacher, will take the top post at Holiman Elementary. Holiman Principal Kimberly Bowie will take the top leadership position at San Jacinto Elementary, following the resignation of Principal Mary McGann, who accepted an administrative job in another district.

Kimberly Bowie, the new San Jacinto Principal, has worked for San Angelo ISD for the past nine years. She has served as a teacher, an instructional specialist, and an assistant principal before being named principal at Holiman.

"Prior to becoming Principal of Holiman Elementary, Kim served as Assistant Principal at San Jacinto. While there, she demonstrated her love for the community and especially the children with special needs that attend San Jacinto. What a great match she will be for this school! Holiman has been Exemplary each year under Kim's leadership," stated SAISD Superintendent Dr. Carol Ann Bonds.

Mrs. Bowie stated, "I am excited to return home to San Jacinto."

Dave Danner has been employed by San Angelo ISD for the past eight years as a classroom teacher. He holds a bachelor's degree in occupational education and a master's degree in school administration. He stated that he looks forward to the opportunity to serve students, parents, and staff at Holiman.

"Dave Danner is promoted to Principal of Holiman Elementary. Dave has been a highly successful teacher leader at Holiman and has been a critical part of the leadership team in helping this school maintain its excellence. Dave's military leadership background will stead him well as he takes on this leadership role," stated Dr. Bonds.

Susan Staha has been employed by SAISD for the past fourteen years. She previously served as an elementary and a middle school teacher prior to becoming an assistant principal. She was recently named TASSP Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year.

"Susan Staha's ten year experience as an elementary teacher at Glenmore plus four years as a teacher and assistant principal at Glenn has clearly prepared her to be a leader at Alta Loma Elementary. She understands good instruction and has a great relationship with students and staff, " Dr. Bonds stated.

Mrs. Staha said, "I feel very fortunate to be able to go to an exemplary campus to work with highly qualified teachers and look forward to meeting and working with students and families at Alta Loma."