BISD Announces Principals of the Year
Each year Brazosport Independent School District recognizes the leadership, service, and dedication of two campus principals as BISD’s Elementary and Secondary Principals of the Year. This year, BISD’s Management Team, consisting of campus and central office administrators, selected Mrs. Tara Fulton from Gladys Polk as BISD’s Elementary Principal of the Year and Mr. Brian Cole from Grady Rasco as BISD’s Secondary Principal of the Year.
Tara Fulton served as assistant principal at Polk Elementary before becoming its principal in 2014. Fulton was raised in Houston and graduated from J. Frank Dobie High School in Pasadena. She received her Bachelor degree from the University of Houston and her Master of Science in Educational Management from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. Her career in education began as a teacher at Jane Long Elementary in Freeport, where she was selected as Brazosport ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2007. Then serving as assistant principal at Polk, Tara was named BISD’s Assistant Principal of the Year in 2013. Mrs. Fulton is proud to be a Polk Panda and loves serving the students, staff, and community of Polk Elementary and Brazosport ISD!
Brian Cole took the lead at Grady B. Rasco Middle School in 2014 after serving as an assistant principal at Brazoswood’s Ninth Grade Center. Prior to that, Cole was a teacher at Clear Lake High School in Clear Creek ISD, where he taught all levels of chemistry from conceptual to Advanced Placement. While in Clear Creek ISD, Brian served in leadership roles on multiple campus and district level committees. Cole is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and later completed a Master of Science in Educational Management from University of Houston, Clear Lake. Brian grew up in the Lake Jackson area and is thrilled to serve in the community in which he was raised. Brian Cole believes that ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for every child that walks in the doors of Rasco Middle School is his top priority!
BISD’s Principals of the Year, Fulton and Cole, will be honored at Region IV’s Award Ceremony in April along with other administrators from around the greater Houston area.