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Kendall Elementary gets new principal

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BHS senior named Area VII FFA president for coming year

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Boerne ISD announced that Shelene Livas has been named the new principal of Kendall Elementary School. Livas’ appointment was approved by the board of trustees during its regular monthly meeting on Monday.

Livas officially will start at Kendall in July.

Livas joins the Boerne ISD family from Houston, where she served the past two years as the principal of Ketelsen Elementary School in Houston ISD. Her educational career includes 21 years of service as a campus principal, assistant principal, interdisciplinary instructional coach, instructional specialist and bilingual teacher.

“Her educational background has afforded her opportunities to work with diverse groups of people,” information from BISD stated. “Ms. Livas’ educational philosophy is rooted in the belief that all students can succeed given effective instruction, an encouraging learning environment and essential social-emotional support. She also believes that the home-school connection and community support must be continuously fostered to ensure healthy relationships to sustain Kendall’s growing community.”

Livas earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Ohio State University, a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from the University of Houston and a REEP Business Fellowship for School Leaders from Rice University. Wyle FFA

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Boerne ISD also announced that Boerne FFA student Anna Wyle has been elected Area VII FFA president for the 2020-21 academic year. To have the opportunity to be an Area VII officer, candidates must submit an application, take an FFA knowledge exam of 100 questions, complete a personal interview and a stakeholder interview and record an election speech for FFA voting delegates to view and vote for the best candi date, information from BISD stated.

Wyle began showing pigs in Kendall County 4-H when she was 7 years old and has continued to be an active and competitive leader in the Kendall County 4-H organization. Wyle will be a senior at Boerne High School this upcoming school year.

The National FFA Association is the largest youth led organization in the nation. FFA combines classroom agricultural education, supervised agricultural experiences and leadership opportunities to prepare members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.