At its April 25 meeting, the district’s board of trustees unanimously approved the appointment of three principals: Yvette Huerta Mendoza at Quail Valley Elementary School, Latoya Garrett at Sugar Land Middle School and Audra Ude at Quail Valley Middle School.
Mendoza comes to her position after serving in the district as assistant principal at Holley Elementary School, along with serving as a fifth-grade dual-language teacher at Taylor Ray Elementary School in Lamar Consolidated ISD, according to the district’s website.
Garrett, meanwhile, served as campus principal for Briargate Elementary School, in addition to experience as an assistant principal at the elementary level in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, an associate principal at Sartartia Middle School and most recently as an assistant principal at the district’s Dulles High School.
Ude was named as the new principal at Quail Valley Middle School after serving as the interim campus leader there for the past several months, according to an April 11 district announcement.
“Dr. Ude has a long list of impressive credentials and such breadth and wealth of experience, that I am confident she will continue to do an outstanding job leading Quail Valley Middle School,” FBISD Superintendent Christie Whitbeck said in the announcement. “She is committed to serving our students on the front lines and she gives 100% to see them succeed. We are lucky to have her in this position.”
During the meeting, trustee Angie Hanan said that she was happy at Ude’s appointment to the position, but that further support from the district was needed.
“I know that we support all of our principals, but I want to underscore that I hope our district provides some extra support to Dr. Ude,” Hanan said. “Because we want her to be there a while. Quail Valley Middle School has a very unique set of students in that it has a school within a school program.”