Megan Gist Named as Principal of Linda Lyon Elementary School
Rockwall ISD welcomes Megan Gist as the principal of Linda Lyon Elementary School, the 14th elementary school in the district.
Ms. Gist is the current principal of Cain Middle School and she will remain as principal until a replacement is named. While transitioning to Linda Lyon Elementary, Ms. Gist will continue serving students, parents and staff at Cain MS, but will also meet with future Linda Lyon students, parents and staff as well. She will be at Amy Parks-Heath Elementary Tuesday, December 20 at dismissal and Wednesday, December 21 for drop off to meet parents and students.
“Ms. Gist’s strong leadership, already established family relationships and understanding of the community’s high expectations are great assets as we prepare for the opening of a new elementary school,” said Superintendent Dr. John Villarreal. “Cain Middle School is important to us as well. Our expectation is to bring excellent leadership to our Cain parents and staff as we fill the position.”
Ms. Gist earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northwestern State University, a Master of Education from Texas A&M Commerce and is pursuing a Doctorate at Texas A&M Commerce in Educational Administration.
This is Ms. Gist’s 18th year in public education. Over the past seven years, while at Rockwall ISD, she has served as a fifth-grade teacher at Doris Jones Elementary School and principal for Maurine Cain Middle School and Doris Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary School.
She will begin as principal at Linda Lyon Elementary when the school opens in the fall of 2017.