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Two Aubrey ISD Employees Elevated to New Positions

Brockett principal Kari Abrams and Aubrey Middle School teacher Brett Dobbs will take on new roles at Aubrey ISD, as announced by Aubrey ISD Superintendent Dr. David Belding. Mrs. Abrams will serve as the principal of Jackie Fuller Elementary, and Mr. Dobbs will assume the assistant principal position at Monaco Elementary.

Kari Abrams and Brett Dobbs stand in front of Aubrey ISD backdrop. “It is exciting that our school district is able to attract and promote quality educators in our leadership positions,” Dr. Belding said about the new hires.

The Aubrey ISD school board approved the hiring of Mrs. Abrams and Mr. Dobbs at a special board meeting on Tuesday, June 18.

Mrs. Abrams has worked at Brockett for the last four years, first as an assistant principal and then as a principal for the last two years. She will be the first principal at Fuller Elementary, which will open its doors for the 2020-21 school year. The transitional plan for Mrs. Abrams’ move to her new role and the search for a new principal at Brockett is being implemented.

“It is a significant event in the life of our school district to open a new campus,” Dr. Belding said. “There is no one better suited than Mrs. Abrams to lead our new school and establish a heritage of excellence for Fuller Elementary. There will be a lot of work for her to complete this year to ensure a successful opening at Fuller in August of 2020. I know the Brockett Elementary family will miss Mrs. Abrams, and we are actively seeking a new leader for BES to continue its legacy of achievement.”

Mrs. Abrams earned her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Stephen F. Austin, and her master’s degree in educational leadership from SFA.

“It is a great honor to serve as the first leader of Jackie Fuller Elementary and to establish the rich traditions of excellence in AISD’s newest communities,” Mrs. Abrams said. “It is my personal and professional goal, together with the future staff, families, and students of Fuller Elementary to uphold the family values of Aubrey ISD and create a cultural foundation that will inspire and nurture this new community for many years to come.”

Mr. Dobbs is replacing Dusty Wright, who has taken another position at Aubrey ISD. Mr. Dobbs has taught 8th grade English at AMS for the last four years. Prior to Aubrey, he taught for 17 years at two school districts in Oklahoma.

“We are excited for Mr. Dobbs to take on this new leadership role on Monaco Elementary School,” Dr. Belding said. “He has a great deal of experience in elementary and middle school education, and we believe he will serve the students, families and staff very well at MES.”

Mr. Dobbs received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in school administration both from Southeastern Oklahoma State.

"It is with honor and great enthusiasm I look forward to serving as the new assistant principal at Monaco Elementary,”  Mr. Dobbs said. "My goal is to build a positive and nurturing environment for all stakeholders, in order to build on the great success of Monaco Elementary."