Klein ISD Names Carol Randall as Elementary Principal of the Year
Peers select Hassler principal to receive recognition
May 24, 2011—Carol Randall, the principal of Hassler Elementary School in the Klein ISD, with experience as a speech therapist, a teacher of grades 1-5, and an assistant principal before being appointed as a principal, loves watching students advance through elementary school. She noted, “I enjoy seeing students grow, becoming more special and wonderful as individuals.” With bachelor’s degrees in speech therapy and education and a master’s degree from Lamar University, Randall was well prepared to begin a rewarding career. After working in a private setting and in the public schools of Beaumont, Randall joined the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD as a teacher. Because friends encouraged her to transfer to the Klein ISD, Randall accepted a job at Greenwood Forest Elementary School. She taught next at Mittelstädt Elementary School where she served as an assistant principal before accepting her current position at Hassler. She gained her mid-management certification from the University of St. Thomas. Randall feels that her across the grade levels teaching experience prepared her well for an administrative job. As a principal, she misses the connections that a teacher makes with children, but she has found ways to be close to all the students at Hassler. Randall attributes her success to her teachers and the Hassler community that she describes as a “wonderful, supportive asset. Our volunteers and teachers make our school successful.” In her leisure time, Randall likes to play tennis, read, travel, and spend time with family including her two sons and a grandson.