John and Nelda Partin Elementary

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Principal's Message

Kristi OdomPrincipal

Dear Parents and Families,


I am truly humbled and excited to lead Partin Elementary this school year.  This year our theme will be "Anchored in tradition, sailing to the future."  We will be honoring our roots as we continue to grow!


This will be my fourth year in VAISD, and my first year as Principal.  Prior to this year, I served as the Assistant Principal at VAES.  Before coming to Van Alstyne, I was an Assistant Principal, Instructional Coach and teacher.  I am passionate about public education and feel that educators have a very important job.  We are preparing students for careers that do not even exist yet.  Therefore we have the responsibility to create critical thinkers and problem solvers who can adapt to an ever changing world.


Again, It is truly an honor to serve the children, families and staff members of Partin. I look forward to a fantastic year!




Kristi Odom