Texas Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed October 2023 as “Principal Appreciation Month” in Texas. In honor of “Principal Appreciation Month”, the Priority Charter Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent would like to recognize our campus principals for their outstanding work with the students, parents, staff, and community. Pictured from left to right: Mrs. Veronica Maxey – Principal at PCS – Temple, Dr. Sheila Ransburg – Principal at PCS – Killeen, and Mrs. Tracy Patterson – Principal at PCS – Copperas Cove.
Tracy Patterson: Principal at PCS – Copperas Cove
Tracy Patterson has served in education for over 20 years and earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in English and Writing from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Mrs. Patterson also earned an Associates of Science in Elementary Education from Drury University. Currently, Mrs. Patterson is pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with a focus on building teacher capacity to enhance the teacher mentorship program. In addition to serving as an English teacher, Mrs. Patterson held administrative positions as an Elementary Campus Facilitator, High School Assistant Principal and Campus Testing Coordinator. Mrs. Patterson is passionate about supporting educators with guidance and mentorship and understands the critical role this plays in students’ academic success. Mrs. Patterson is the proud military spouse of 25 years to Joseph Patterson. They share five sons and five grandchildren who keep them young at heart.
Dr. Sheila Ransburg: Principal at PCS – Killeen
Dr. Sheila Ransburg is a three-time graduate from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Dr. Ransburg has a bachelor’s degree in social work, a master’s degree in educational administration, and Doctor of Education in Educational Administration. Teaching elementary school children for the first 18 years, Dr. Ransburg has served in the profession of education for a total of 24 years. The past six years, Dr. Ransburg has served in administrative positions at both the campus and district level. Dr. Ransburg is passionate on the importance of early literacy and the importance of teaching her students to share her love of reading. Dr. Ransburg has a special place in her heart for helping students with learning disabilities. One of her key educational interests focuses on the study of dyslexia. In the realm of dyslexia, she serves as an advocate for students by playing an integral part in determining if a student qualifies for dyslexia services through early identification and testing. Through several years of research, she has determined that students with dyslexia have inspired, influenced, impressed, and impacted the world in positive ways. To emphasize this point, Dr. Ransburg’s dissertation is titled: “It’s My Superpower”: The Perspectives of Higher education Students with Dyslexia on Academic Self-Efficacy.
Veronica Maxey: Principal at PCS – Temple
Veronica Maxey earned her Master of Educational Administration from Lamar University of Texas and her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Spanish from Sam Houston State University. In addition to earning her Texas Principal Certification in 2015, Mrs. Maxey
holds Texas teacher certifications in Early Childhood-6th Grade Teacher and Early Childhood – 12th Grade – Special Education. Mrs. Maxey also has campus experience serving as the U.I.L. Campus Coordinator, Site-Based Decision-Making Committee, and ARD Facilitator. Lastly,
Mrs. Maxey has experience serving on several district-level committees to include the District Strategic Planning Committee for Human Resources, District Calendar Committee, District Discipline Committee, District Employee Advocacy Committee, United Way Committee
Coordinator, and Professional Development Committee.