IMG_8522She’s outgoing, she’s confident and she’s ready to jump into the school year as the new principal of Oak Grove Elementary.

Her name is Amy Estrada and she is the Special Education Director for the Brownfield Independent School District.

That is until July, and then she will begin transitioning into her role as principal.

Estrada said she jumped at the chance to interview for her new position because she loves the idea of getting back into the trenches of teaching. She also said her outgoing personality and experience will benefit her in the new job.

What do you think some of the challenges will be for you?

“Well, I feel really confident going into this just because I have had the experience,” said Estrada. “A challenge would be because I’m new and I don’t know a lot of the people-the families, but that is part of my personality. I’m kind of an out there person, and really excited and eager to meet everybody.”

As she transitions into her new role, Estrada said she will work with current Oak Grove administration to fill three empty teaching positions.

What advice does she have for her teaching staff?

“Just to be that we are here for the kids and it’s going to be a positive environment, and I’m their support and a resource for them,” she said. “The door is always open and I’m excited and ready to help them in any way.”

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Ray Vasquez said BISD officials are happy to have her in her new role.

“She’s a people person,” said Vasquez. “She’s full of energy and has a passion for kids, and we see that drive in her. That will be a positive impact for Oak Grove.”

Click the link below to play our “For the Record” interview with Amy.

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Click the link below for our story on outgoing Oak Grove Elementary principal Michelle Cooper.

Teacher Feature: Oak Grove Elementary bids farewell to Principal Michelle Cooper