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 for another school year.  This year we will be fully focused on student growth.  We have adopted a new reading program that we are very excited to roll out.  We will be offering opportunities for parents to volunteer to help with this new program.  Additionally, we will be promoting independent reading for all students.  We will need your help this year to establish a culture of literacy in our school. 


This will be my fifth year in VAISD, and my second year as Principal.  My previous experience includes  Assistant Principal in both Van Alstyne ISD and Mckinney ISD, Instructional Coach and teacher in grades 2nd-8th.  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.  I look forward to another fantastic year in VA.  


For those of you who are new to the Van Alstyne community, welcome!  We are excited to have you and can't wait for you to be part of our Partin family. 


It is truly an honor to serve the children, families and staff members of Partin Elementary. I look forward to partnering with you this year!




Kristi Odom