On Wednesday Dr. Amy Poerschke received a great surprise from Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan, district leaders and campus administrators, teachers and students of Durham Elementary. She was named Elementary Principal of the Year.
“Dr. Poerschke is an outstanding leader that leads her school by example. She is a mentor to new principals and she is highly respected across our district,” Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said.
As the third-year principal of Durham Elementary —Dual Language and IB World School—, Dr. Poerschke is proud of the diversity of her campus and is always seeking to build strong community relationships. “I love our school, I love that we have kids from different backgrounds that come together and learn from each other and with each other. We think that this is really important for them to be able to go out into the world and make it a better place.”
In the district is where she began her career in education teaching reading language arts at Dodson Elementary School and Garcia Elementary School. She later served as Assistant Principal of Garcia Elementary in 2013 until being named principal of Durham Elementary in 2015.
Dr. Poerschke completed her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at Baylor University, her master’s degree in Educational Administration at the University of St Thomas, and her doctoral degree in K-12 Executive Leadership from the University of Houston.
From the Multilingual Programs Department, we congratulate Dr. Poerschke for her positive leadership, impact and extraordinary work at Durham Elementary.