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Bennett Elementary's Kimberly Moore Named TEPSA’s Region 17 Assistant Principal of the Year

As Moore made her way to the front office after a meeting, she was met by a crowd of her friends, family, co-workers, Frenship administrators, and the TEPSA Region 17 president. With tears in her eyes, Moore was overcome with emotion as she learned she was given the honor of Region 17 Assistant Principal of the Year.

“Complete shock – just complete shock. I was not expecting this. To have my family and all the people I love here, it just meant so much to me,” said Moore.

After the surprise announcement, cheers began erupting from the hallways as students and teachers poured out of their classrooms with handmade signs congratulating Moore on her award. With a portable speaker blaring music and her family and administrators behind her, Moore paraded down the hallways lined with Bennett students chanting her name.

“I have never experienced anything like that,” said Moore. “I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart. I don’t feel deserving of that, and I just appreciate having the opportunity to serve this district, this campus, the students, teachers, and families. I love them all so much.”

Moore is going into her 16th year of education, with six of those years serving at Frenship. Growing up with a mother who was educator, Moore says she knew at an early age that she was meant to be an educator. “I just knew that I wanted to make an impact in kids lives,” she said.

By the responses from the award announcement, it was clear that Moore’s impact radiates throughout the Bennett and Frenship.

“I try to work hard to serve this district and my campus well, and to be recognized for that is so meaningful, especially knowing the strong educators we have in this area and region,” said Moore.

As the Region 17 Assistant Principal of the Year, Moore is now in the running with the other regional recipients for the overall TEPSA Assistant Principal of the Year for Texas.