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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.


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