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Stacey Darnall
Wichita Falls ISD
Region 9

Present Position: Principal, Zundy Elementary, K-5, Wichita Falls ISD, Region 9


  • M.Ed., Educational Administration, WTAMU, Canyon, TX
  • B.A., Liberal Studies & Education, SDSU, San Diego, CA
  • A.A., Liberal Arts and Sciences, San Marcos, CA
  • Texas Professional Mid-Management Certification (Principal, EC-12)
  • Elementary Self-Contained (Grades PK-6)

Educational Leadership:

  • PBMAS Improvement Committee Member (~2010-2015, 2017-present)
  • RtI Consultant to Pasadena ISD (2012-2015)
  • District Improvement Committee Member (2005-2015)
  • District and Campus Staff Development Presenter
  • 1:1 Device Planning/Implementation District Committee (2010-2014)
  • Early Literacy In-service Course Trainer (~1999)
  • Facilitator of district Safety Action Plan
  • Supervising administrator for student teachers (2002-2005)
  • Implemented first Instructional Coach model for Burkburnett ISD (2006-2015)
  • Presenter for TRS State Conference, PLC State Conference, and Marzano’s Standards Based Grading
  • Visioning Institute Member & Participant

TEPSA Leadership/Involvement/Awards:

  • TEPSA member, 2000-present (less 2015-2016 school year when not in education)
  • TEPSA, Board of Directors, 2012-2015 and 2017-present
  • TEPSA Summer Conference Presenter for RTI, Student-Led Conferences, Master Scheduling
  • TEPSA Advocacy Day Participant, 2015

School Honors/Accomplishments:

  • Texoma’s Best School Principal, Nominee, 2015
  • National Distinguished Principal, Top 10 Finalist, 2012
  • Marzano’s High Reliability School, Level I, II, & III Certifications
  • TEA Distinctions Earned, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • TEA Recognized/Exemplary School, Hamlet and Tower Elementary Schools (2000-2012)
  • E:21 (Engagement 21st Century) Award for Dedication on 1:1 Device Roll-out and Implementation (2014)
  • Region 9 Presenter for RTI, Student-Led Conferences, Master Scheduling
  • Thinking Maps Trainer of Trainers
  • Select Member of Discovery Education’s First DENSI for Administrators (2014)
  • Developed and piloted innovative, differentiated campus level BYOW, Build Your Own Workshop, pre-Ed Camp; subsequently became district PD model (2007-2017)

Community Involvement:

  • Texoma Community Credit Union, Secretary, Board of Directors (2016-present)
  • FBCWF, Event Center Coordinator (2008-present)
  • FBCWF, Children’s Worker (2006-2016)
  • Relay for Life Team Leader, Wichita Falls and Archer City Meets
  • Friendship Festival School Vendor (2010-2014)
  • Evelyn River’s Coat Drive (1999-2004)
  • Food Bank of Amarillo/Wichita Falls Volunteer (2002-2006)
  • Midwestern State University Teacher Education Advisory Committee

Other Professional Networks:

  • NAESP (2014-present)

Most educators with 20+ years in education never have the opportunity to see their world through the lens of another profession. Interestingly, for 16 months, I took that challenge through a foundation, and thought I could make that my new, forever career. While it was enlightening to work with plentiful budgets, minimal red tape, and an organization that generously supported our community, my heart was enormously unfulfilled and grew more depressed every day I wasn’t around elementary children. In fact, nothing could have reassured me more that I was meant to spend my career in public education.

I choose to call those months a “glimpse” of my life without public education and school children. This “glimpse” reiterated the fact that I not only wanted, but also needed, to spend my days in schools, around school children, being an advocate for them daily. I could not actively choose to spend one more minute doing anything else. Last year, I was blessed to be welcomed back to the principalship. While I am reminded every day of the difficulty of this job, a quick look into the eyes of the children who grace our doors, and I know every hard decision and long hour is worth it.

I want that “glimpse” I was blessed to experience to always drive me to be a proponent and advocate for Texas public education. I can think of no better way, or greater honor, to do this than to serve humbly, yet boldly, as a TEPSA State Officer.


February 20 - March 6

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“Every time the bell rings, a student has met their goal.” This holds true for teachers, as well. Principal Stacey Darnall celebrates ESL teacher Alex Alejandro for earning his Google Level 1 Certification.


Whether it’s enjoying lunch, dress up days, counseling, or just a little chat, focusing on students and building strong relationships with them as individuals is important to Zundy Elementary Principal, Stacey Darnall.


Who doesn’t love reading in a tent? Zundy Elementary 2nd grade students enjoy a “Happy Camper” Read 2 Learn Rally by doing all things camping. Here, Principal Stacey Darnall enjoys flashlight reading with students followed by making s’mores in a real campfire.

Teachers have to learn, too! Principal Stacey Darnall enjoyed the 2017 AIE Conference in San Antonio with four other Zundy Elementary staff members. Even the rain couldn’t keep us from having a blast and being engaged in learning for our school!


As 5th graders were having an engaging time aligning the planets and asteroid belt, Principal Stacey Darnall had the opportunity to participate with them. You’re never too old to enjoy a little cooperative learning!


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