Jennifer Andjelic will serve as Principal of Bee Cave Elementary School effective July 18, Lake Travis ISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster announced. Ms. Andjelic will replace Deanna McParland.
“Jennifer is no stranger to Lake Travis ISD,” Dr. Lancaster said. “Between 2009 and 2013, she was a member of our Curriculum and Instruction department where she served as Director of Elementary Academic Services. We are excited to welcome her and her family back to The Destination District.”
Ms. Andjelic began her career in public education in 1995 as a fourth grade teacher at Dove Elementary School in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District northwest of Dallas. After serving in the same capacity at Bush Elementary School in the Conroe school district near Houston, Ms. Andjelic joined the Spring Independent School District where she served in various classroom and administrative roles including Reading Intervention Specialist and Principal of the district’s Summer Academies program, Elementary Academic Intervention Coordinator with the district’s Curriculum and Instruction department, and Principal of Meyer Elementary School. Following her tenure at Lake Travis, Ms. Andjelic served as Principal of Grandview Hills Elementary School, and most recently, as Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Learning in the Leander school district.
Ms. Andjelic earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Texas and a Master of Education degree in Administration from the University of St. Thomas. She and her family reside in Lakeway, and her children attend Lake Travis High School.
“Selecting the right person to serve as school principal is a critical and oftentimes difficult decision,” Dr. Lancaster continued. “I want to thank the members of the interview committee for their outstanding help throughout this process. Committee members included BCE teachers Rachel Hughes and Josie Phan, PTO officer/parent representative Melissa Williamson, West Cypress Hills Elementary School Principal Amanda Prehn, Director of Special Services Dr. Laura Abbott, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resource Services Evalene Murphy, and Deputy Superintendent Mary Patin.
A total of 67 applications were received for the position, and eight candidates were interviewed.
“The committee recommended Ms. Andjelic and two other finalists to me,” Dr. Lancaster added. “These finalists were interviewed a second time by Ms. Patin, Ms. Murphy, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative and Community Services Holly Morris-Kuentz, and me. This interview with Ms. Andjelic, coupled with her references and wide ranging experience, only confirmed the committee’s very strong endorsement.”
Senior staff will arrange a meet-and-greet between Ms. Andjelic and the Bee Cave school community in the near future.