Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Latest News

July 3, 2014

Franco picked as new CHS principal

Corsicana — The CISD Board of Trustees has named Eldon Franco as the new CHS principal.

Trustees met in a special meeting Thursday to approve the appointment of Franco, picked to replace Herbert O’Neil.

Franco is leaving Silsbee High School, a 3A high school in southeast Texas, where he has been principal for the last four years. Prior to Silsbee, Franco spent three years as principal of Kountze High School and also several years as an assistant principal at both Silsbee and Giddings High School.

“Corsicana has a reputation of being an exceptional school district,” said Franco. “I believe my experience as an administrator and secondary educator will build on the tradition of excellence at CHS.”

Franco was initially selected and interviewed by a committee comprised of administrators, teachers, and students.

“I was so pleased to be able to meet students during the interview process. Hearing their expectations and what their thoughts were about the high school was enlightening,” said Franco.

In addition to his extensive experience as a high school principal, Franco has a solid understanding of curriculum and instructional leadership. Franco is certified to teach both math and science at the secondary level. He has experience teaching in large school districts such as Spring, Huntsville, and Deer Park.  

“Mr. Franco brings leadership in all areas of curriculum, high-performing team collaboration, student success initiatives, in addition to the daily management experience of budgets, student discipline, and safety necessary to be a successful principal,” said Dr. Diane Frost, superintendent of CISD. “He has also done extensive work in providing regional leadership, in addition to experience with House Bill 5 initiatives.”

“I appreciate the work of the search committee in finding Mr. Franco,” said Dr. Frost. “Members of the committee dedicated a lot of time to finding the best match for CHS.”  

Franco and his wife, Carrie, will be relocating to Corsicana. Franco has two children, Mason, 20, and Mariah, 19, who both attend Houston Baptist University.  

“I look forward to becoming a part of the Corsicana community,” said Franco.

—————

You may reach the Daily Sun newsroom by email at news@corsicanadailysun.com

 

1
Text Only
Latest News
  • Candelario Garcia Jr. (main) Honoring a hero

    Since March of this year, the family of Candelario Garcia Jr. has been so proud of him, they could burst.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • County Budget Commissioners start budget process

    The Navarro County Commissioner’s Court held its first budget workshop Wednesday, the first of a dozen or more over the next month or so.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-23-14 pianos main.jpg Public pianos invite players

    Corsicana has always been a musical town, with emphasis on country and western, rock and roll, bluegrass and Gospel, but now the parks and recreation department is moving towards bringing music to the masses in a different way. They’re going to put pianos downtown, on the sidewalks for anyone to play at random.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Navarro County 4-H Club holds event

    Texas A&M AgriLife Extention will hold Summer Exploration Days at the Navarro County Expo on Tuesday, July 29 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    July 22, 2014

  • New date for IPL Job Fair announced

    Tarrant Regional Water District IPL (integrated pipe line) Project will hold a Job Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at The Cook Center.

    July 22, 2014

  • Making voting easier

    A new county-wide voting system would let voters cast a ballot at any polling place on election day, eliminating the need to drive to a specific precinct to vote.

    July 22, 2014

  • Aaron Tidwell Tidwell tapped for top Mildred High post

    A baseball coach at heart, about a year ago Aaron Tidwell began to seriously focus on education administration. He just didn’t think an opportunity would present itself so soon. Mildred Independent School District board members approved the 31-year-old Corsicana native as the high school’s new principal Monday night.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OCIW treasure Mantle worthy: Oil City presented with Texas Treasure Business Award

    Maybe Oil City Iron Works is worth double the treasure. After all, the local icon honored Monday with a state award for employers in business for 50 years has actually been around for 128.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-22-14 meth raid.jpg Five arrested in meth raid

    The Corsicana Police Department executed a raid on an alleged meth house Saturday afternoon, and it was done in about 45 minutes, all but the paperwork.
    “That part is on-going, reports and follow-up,” said Police Chief Randy Bratton on Monday.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Perry orders 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to border

    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry says he's deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border after growing tied of "lip service" from the federal government.

    July 21, 2014