Congratulations to Dr. Celicia Crear of Bush High School and Dr. Latecha Bogle of Commonwealth Elementary on being named FBISD’s 2018 Principals of the Year. They were selected by their peers in recognition of their outstanding leadership, service and dedication to their students, staff and school communities.

FBISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre joined Chief of Schools Dr. Joe Rodriguez and Assistant Superintendents Mary Ellen Eidson and Dr. Kwabena Mensah in surprising the principals with the news and a bouquet of flowers at their campuses.

Bogle, the District’s Elementary Principal of the Year, has 25 years of experience in education. She served as principal of Highlands Elementary for eight years prior to taking on the leadership role at Commonwealth in 2015. Her philosophy in education centers around the fact that all students have the potential to learn and be successful in life.

“As a school leader, I believe educators should provide students with the necessary skills for life-long learning, as well as the ability to maximize their overall achievement potential,” said Bogle.

Bogle also believes it is necessary to foster an atmosphere of love, trust and learning for each one in the school’s community – whether it be students, staff and parents.

Crear, FBISD’s Secondary Principal of the Year, has more than 20 years of education experience. She has been principal at Bush for six years, and previously served as Associate Principal of Instruction at Alief Taylor High School. Crear believes that educators must provide students with a school environment conducive to learning.

“It is our job as educators to provide an environment where students can reach their maximum potential,” said Crear. “The key to sustaining a strong environment is creating a culture of building genuine relationships, high expectations, and celebrating achievements. If you ask any farmer, they will tell you that in order to reap a bountiful harvest, you need good soil. For me, that soil is the culture, and with a strong culture, students will always experience Success and Nothing Less!”

Photo 1: FBISD’s 2018 Elementary Principal of the Year Dr. Latecha Bogle (center) pictured with Dr. Kwabena Mensah (left) and Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre (right).

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