The Georgetown ISD board of trustees unanimously approved hiring Tosha VanMetre as the Carver Elementary School principal June 21.

VanMetre held multiple roles in education before landing her current position. She worked as a geometry teacher and instructional coach at Manor High School, associate principal at Manor Middle School and as an assistant principal at Forbes Middle School in GISD. As her roles change and evolve in her education career, so have her passions in the field, VanMetre said.

“Having my own kids go through elementary school and working with them has ignited a whole new passion,” VanMetre said. “Spending most of my career in secondary education, I’ve seen what we are working towards. My passion is [changing to want to instill] those early foundational skills that will build a passionate lifelong learner that is a go-getter and is ready to tackle the world.”

VanMetre did not get involved with education initially but carried a passion for education through her first jobs, all the while learning skills she applies to her education career now, VanMetre said.

“I’ve always had a passion for teaching, especially math,” she said. “Instilling a passion for math into students is really what drew me to education.”

She begins her new position July 14 at Carver, which is located at 4901 Scenic Lake Drive, Georgetown.