Carroll Independent School District has chosen Deana Steeber of Sanger ISD as the next principal of Eubanks Intermediate School. Steeber was selected from among 159 applicants, eight interviewees and three finalists to replace Mark Terry. He is retiring after 19 years with the district and 33 total in public education.
Steeber is completing her 17th year in public education including seven years as a principal and two years as an assistant principal. Before becoming an administrator, she was a science teacher for advanced placement (AP) chemistry, chemistry, integrated physics and chemistry and biology for eight years.
Steeber’s leadership experiences include five years as principal of Sanger Middle School and two as principal at Chapel Hill Junior High/High School. She was a co-grant writer for the Technology Lending Program, generating $100,000 in funding for a 1:1 iPad program for students. She facilitated new teacher and staff professional development and saw increases in student achievement at each of the campuses she served.
Steeber earned her Masters of Education degree and her Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She has also completed 12 doctoral hours from Texas A&M University Commerce, obtaining her Superintendent certification.
Steeber was interviewed by a committee of teachers and parents from Eubanks Intermediate School along with administrators from central office. Members of the CISD leadership team also completed a site visit to Sanger as part of the selection process. In addition to her teaching and campus leadership experiences, Steeber held administrative duties for middle school life skills and a STEP special education program for Denton County Coop housed at Sanger Middle School and served as a Region 10 Consultant II Services for campuses in the areas of teacher preparation and improvement in adequate yearly progress (AYP).
Steeber’s husband, Robert, is the Deputy Executive Director of Administrative Operations for the Region XI Education Service Center in Fort Worth. They have a daughter who will be entering the 10th grade and a son who will be a seventh grader.
Steeber was introduced at Monday’s School Board meeting after she was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees. She thanked the Board and Administration for the opportunity to become a Dragon and said she looks forward to working with the staff and parents at Eubanks Intermediate. She begins her duties July 1.