Indian Springs principal Sandy Troudt gets recognition

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Indian Springs Middle School Principal Sandy Troudt has been named the Outstanding Middle School Principal of the Year for Region 11.

The 20 regional winners advance to the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) State Middle School Principal of the Year, which will be announced In June 2014 at the group’s Summer Workshop in Austin.

“I was shocked to hear about the award,” Troudt said. “My staff got a hold of a nomination form and it was submitted by faculty and parents.”

Charles Carroll, assistant superintendent of leadership, said Troudt is “very deserving” of the award.

“Staff and parents nominated her, and people at the regional center take that very seriously, where the nomination came from,” Carroll said.

Troudt has been the principal at Indian Springs for three years. Before that, she spent two years as an assistant principal at Trinity Springs Middle School and two years in the same role at Fossil Ridge High School.

Prior to becoming an administrator, she served as the head volleyball coach for the Lady Panthers and the girls’ athletic coordinator. She also spent time as head volleyball coach at Texas Woman’s University.

As a principal, Troudt loves working with teachers, students and parents. “You can’t be bored, you have so much to do on any given day,” she said.

While some might shy away from dealing with middle school students, Troudt relishes it. She calls it “the best, worst time of your life.”

“Most middle school teachers love the age group, and they have to be good at their craft or the kids aren’t going to be compliant,” she said.

How does she encourage her students to enjoy their brief two years at Indian Springs? “By being positive, telling them this is a great place to be and you’re going to love being an Eagle.”

Sandra Engelland, 817-431-2231 Twitter: @SandraEngelland

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