Amanda Prehn has been selected to serve as Principal of Bee Cave Middle School, announced Lake Travis ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brad Lancaster.
“Ms. Prehn is an outstanding educator and instructional leader,” said Dr. Lancaster. “Her vision, experience and enthusiasm will help create and foster an exciting and successful learning environment at Bee Cave Middle School.”
Ms. Prehn possesses more than 15 years of experience in public education serving as a teacher, assistant principal and principal in the Cypress-Fairbanks, Leander and Lake Travis school districts. She joined LTISD in 2015 as Assistant Principal at Serene Hills Elementary School. A year later, Ms. Prehn was promoted to serve as Principal of West Cypress Hills Elementary School, a position she has held since 2016.
A native of Katy, Texas, Ms. Prehn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Texas A&M University and a Master of Education degree in Teaching from Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas. She and her husband Brian have two children—Jackson, 8 and Mason, 5.
Ms. Prehn will officially begin her tenure as Principal of Bee Cave Middle School on January 22, 2019. As she begins her transition and prepares for the opening of BCMS in August, Ms. Prehn will be working temporarily from the LTISD Administration Building. In her absence, Dr. Lancaster has appointed Lester Wolff to serve as Interim Principal at West Cypress Hills Elementary School for the remainder of the school year. Most recently, Mr. Wolff served as Interim Assistant Principal at Hudson Bend Middle School.
“Senior staff and I will work with our Human Resources Department to post the WCHE principal position in March,” added Dr. Lancaster. “In the interim, please join me in congratulating Ms. Prehn on her well-deserved promotion.”
Located off State Highway 71 and Vail Divide in western Travis County, the District’s third middle school is part of a $253 million bond approved by voters in November 2017. The $76.2 million structure will accommodate 1,200 students in two-story, grade-level houses nestled into the Texas Hill Country. The campus is approximately 60% complete and scheduled to open in August.