Sunday, December 8, 2019

Stephanie Mangels Named New CMS Principal

CMS Principal Stephanie Mangels

Carroll Trustees voted Monday to name Stephanie Mangels as the new principal of Carroll Middle School. She was chosen from a field of more than 70 applicants for the position.

Mangels is in her 19th year in public education including six years as the assistant principal at Carroll Middle School. She has also enjoyed 12 years serving students as a math teacher teaching Pre-Algebra, Honors Algebra, and Honors Geometry – one year at CMS and 11 years in Grapevine-Colleyville, Keller and in Arizona, collectively.

Mangels’ leadership experiences includes:

  • Assistant Principal, Carroll Middle School
  • Teacher, 7th grade Math, Pre-Algebra, and Honors Algebra
  • Teacher, 8th grade Math, Pre-Algebra, and Honors Algebra
  • Curriculum, assessment, and Instructional Development
  • Increase in student achievement at campuses served
  • Facilitated new teacher and staff professional development
  • District School Health Advisory Committee Representative

Mangels earned her Masters of Education degree from Texas Tech University and her Bachelor’s in Education from Hardin-Simmons University. She has had three daughters graduate from Carroll ISD.

Mangels was one of seven candidates interviewed by a committee of central office administrators, CMS teachers and CMS parents. The interview committee was led by Dr. JJ Villarreal, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. Ultimately, Superintendent David J. Faltys recommended Mangels from among the top finalists for the position. Mangels will replace Matt Miller who was named Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services following Dr. Derek Citty’s departure to become Superintendent of Aledo ISD.

Mangels addressed the audience at the Carroll School Board meeting Monday where members of the CMS staff cheered the district’s decision. She thanked the Board for the opportunity to continue the tradition of excellence at Carroll Middle School. One of Mangels’ first orders of business will be to fill the assistant principal vacancy. The new AP will round out the campus leadership team with Mangels and Assistant Principal Janice Rowlands.