CARROLL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Communications & Marketing Department 3051 Dove Road Grapevine, TX 76051 817-949-7080 FAX 817-949-7088 _________________School Press Release For immediate release, Dec. 1, 2008: Coppell Associate Principal Chosen New Leader Of Carroll High School School Board Trustees named Paul J. Giamanco as the new principal of Carroll High School in Southlake. The decision was made during Monday evening’s School Board meeting at Johnson Elementary School. Giamanco, known to most as “PJ,” is expected to begin his new duties in January. Retiring Dawson Middle School Principal Trudie Jackson has been serving as interim during the fall semester. She began her duties in early September following the July resignation of Rick Westfall. He left to accept a four-year principal’s position at Keller High School. A total of 88 applicants were vying for the top post at CHS. Giamanco has 10 years of experience in education – seven as a classroom teacher and three as a campus administrator. He has most recently been serving as Coppell High School’s Associate Principal. Giamanco was recommended as a finalist by a 26-member campus interview committee consisting of teachers, parents and central office administrators. The committee’s finalists were then interviewed by the Superintendent for consideration. “We are excited to have PJ Giamanco join the Dragon family,” said Superintendent David J. Faltys. “He comes highly recommended by his colleagues in nearby Coppell, and will inherit a very positive and supportive staff and parent community at Carroll High School. We’re looking forward to great things under his leadership.” A 1998 graduate of Illinois State University, Giamanco earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He later received his Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2005. His career also includes experience as a classroom teacher and coach at Colleyville Heritage High School. “I am honored to have been selected to lead Carroll High School,” said Giamanco. “I look forward to the working with a wonderful faculty as we serve the students at Carroll High School.” During his tenure in education, Giamanco has been a member of the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Texas Association of Curriculum and Design, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Design, the Texas Computer Education Association and the National Staff Development Council. He is trained in CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and is Gifted and Talented certified. He was a TASSP Assistant Principal of the Year nominee and has won a number of teaching awards throughout his career. For more information, contact the Communications & Marketing Department at 817-949-7080.
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