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Angela Frankhouser named RHE principal

Angela Frankhouser, currently serving as principal of Lake Travis Elementary School, has been named principal of Rough Hollow Elementary School, Lake Travis ISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster announced Jan. 6.
 
"Mrs. Frankhouser will officially begin her tenure as principal of Rough Hollow Elementary on Tuesday, January 21," said Dr. Lancaster. "As she begins her transition and prepares for the opening of Rough Hollow Elementary in August, Mrs. Frankhouser will be working temporarily from the LTISD Administration Building. In her absence, I have appointed Mary Patterson to serve as interim principal at Lake Travis Elementary School for the remainder of the school year. Ms. Patterson is an accomplished school administrator who most recently served as interim assistant principal at West Cypress Hills Elementary School last spring. Senior staff and I will work with our Human Resources Department to post the Lake Travis Elementary principal position in February. In the interim, please join me in congratulating Mrs. Frankhouser on her new position."
 
Mrs. Frankhouser possesses nearly 25 years of wide-ranging experience and success in public education, having served in various classroom and administrative roles. She began her career as a science teacher at the Austin Independent School District. In 2006, the Lubbock native joined Lake Travis High School where she taught biology and chemistry and also served as a TAKS Specialist before being promoted to Assistant Principal. Mrs. Frankhouser then served two years as Assistant Principal at Lake Travis Elementary School before being promoted to Principal, a position she has held since 2013. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Texas and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University. Mrs. Frankhouser and her husband, Jason, have two children—Jake and Ace, both of whom attend Lake Travis High School.
 
Located in the Rough Hollow community, Rough Hollow Elementary School was designed by Pfluger Architects and is being built by Bartlett Cocke General Contractors. The $33 million facility will encompass more than 102,000 square feet and will have the capacity to house 850 students. Special features include a high-efficient, Energy Star building envelope that makes use of geothermal wells that will conserve operating costs for heating and cooling; a Main Distribution Frame room with windows to the corridor to create student interest in the building’s network system; a full-size basketball court inside the gym with cushioned vinyl flooring; outdoor learning and story areas at the library’s exterior; outdoor dining areas adjacent to playscapes, play fields and basketball courts; and storm water drainage directed to bio-retention basins that support site landscaping. The project is part of the district’s $253 million bond program approved by voters in November 2017.