Experienced leader to assume reins of W.T. White feeder pattern

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The W.T. White feeder pattern is exchanging one experienced leader for another.

Melody Paschall will bring 25 years of experience in education when she formally begins her duties as the new executive director of the feeder pattern on Feb. 11.  Paschall_Melody

Paschall will continue to build on the foundation of excellence set by outgoing executive director Anita Hardwick, who retired after a successful career in the Dallas Independent School District.

“We are very pleased that Melody is joining our district team,” said Stephanie Elizalde, assistant superintendent for Schools Division 2. “She has proven time and time again in her career that she understands what it takes to encourage and support schools. We have full faith that she will be able to build on the White feeder pattern’s success.”

For the last 18 months, Paschall has assisted several Texas school districts with strategic planning, specifically related to their alignment with the career readiness requirements of HB5. Prior to that, she worked in Irving ISD as the associate superintendent of schools for academic services, where she supported curriculum development, instruction, student support services and federal programs. Before that, she was the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in Coppell ISD, one of the highest performing school systems in Texas.

Paschall began her career as a classroom teacher and taught for 11 years. In addition, she has been a school principal at both the elementary and middle school level. She has her superintendent’s certificate and is currently pursuing her doctorate in special education.

The W.T. White feeder pattern is home to several excellent schools that earned a high number of TEA distinctions in reading/language arts, math, science, social studies, student progress, closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness.

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