Inaugural Timber Creek Principal Leaving for District AVID Role

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Next year, for the first time in Timber Creek’s history, Todd Tunnell won’t be principal.

Tunnell has taken a position with Keller ISD as the district Director of AVID starting in the 2016-17 school year.

AVID instructor Sheila Sterling said Tunnell will be a great fit in his new role.

“He is such a believer in the program, I know he will do whatever he can to help grow the program throughout the district and each campus,” Sterling said.

Sterling said Tunnell has had a major impact on the TCHS AVID program in his time at the school.

“He has always been a huge supporter of AVID.  This year alone he afforded us the opportunity to visit a National demo campus, which gave us a great idea of what we need to do here to move to the next level,” Sterling said. “He is a driving force behind our program.  With his support we have made huge strides in reaching our goals.

Since opening the school in 2009, Tunnell has been the head principal in charge of Timber Creek.

Assistant Principal James Johnson opened the school along with Tunnell.

“Mr. Tunnell will be greatly missed.  There are many people on campus that he has made lasting relationships with and we will miss him” Johnson said.

Johnson said he believes Tunnell’s tenure as principal will leave a legacy of high expectations for everyone at Timber Creek.

KISD is currently in the selection process for a new principal for the school. According to Johnson, the district will screen through applications in a committee, then move to panel interviews of possible candidates.

“They will find a good fit for Timber Creek,” Johnson said.

And for whoever does get the position, Johnson had some advice.

“I would just advise the new principal to be their self and get to know our students and staff,” Johnson said. “Timber Creek will adjust to new leadership well. We have great people here.”