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Pam Schaeffer named LTE principal

Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Pamela Schaeffer as the new principal of Lake Travis Elementary School, effective July 1. She will replace Mary Patterson who has been serving in an interim capacity since Angela Frankhouser assumed her duties and responsibilities as principal of Rough Hollow Elementary School in January.

Mrs. Schaeffer possesses over 20 years of professional experience in public education having served as a teacher, curriculum specialist, reading instructor, literacy coordinator, assistant principal and principal in the Terrell, Crandall, and Frisco school districts. Currently, Mrs. Schaeffer is concluding the school year as Principal of Shawnee Trail Elementary School in Frisco where she has served for the past six years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s in Education Administration from Concordia University. Mrs. Schaeffer and her husband Lee have two daughters, Hannah and Sophie. 

"I am confident Mrs. Schaeffer’s varied experience will provide students, teachers, staff, and parents with guidance and support for a successful transition to the coming school year at Lake Travis Elementary," said Dr. Lancaster. 

District officials received and reviewed approximately 35 applications for the position.

"I believe Mrs. Schaeffer is the best choice for the Lake Travis Elementary School community," continued Dr. Lancaster. "This was an important decision for senior staff and me. I want to thank the members of the interview committee, specifically LTE teachers Bridgette DeLong and Melissa Calderon-Rivas as well as LTE PTA representative Shiann Metheny for their outstanding help throughout this process. Also serving on the committee were Deputy Superintendent Holly Morris-Kuentz, Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching Services Elizabeth Deterra, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resource Services Evalene Murphy, and Lake Pointe Elementary School Principal Kelly Freed. I am very excited about the selection of Mrs. Schaeffer as our new principal and ask our staff and parents to help me welcome her to the Lake Travis ISD family."

A meet-and-greet opportunity between Mrs. Schaeffer and parents will be scheduled in the near future.