BISD Names 2022 Principals of the Year

BISD Names 2022 Principals of the Year
Posted on 02/21/2022
This is the image for the news article titled BISD Names 2022 Principals of the YearDrums were drumming, feet were dancing and flowers were given today as this year’s Elementary Principal of the Year and Secondary Principal of the year were announced! Julie Evans from Bess Brannen Elementary School was selected as BISD’s Elementary Principal of the Year and Tara Fulton from Clute Intermediate School was named BISD’s Secondary Principal of the Year. Each year Brazosport ISD recognizes the leadership, service, and dedication of two campus principals as BISD’s Elementary and Secondary Principals of the Year. Congratulations to both outstanding BISD campus administrators!


Julie Evans
Julie Evans

Julie Evans is a product of BISD, and has been an educator for the district for 35 years. She has served as principal of Brannen Elementary for the past 20 years. Mrs. Evans received her Bachelor of Arts in Teaching from Sam Houston State University and her Masters of Science in Educational Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Brannen is in the top 3% in the state for student academic achievement, earning five Texas Education Agency Distinctions for the last three years. Under Julie’s leadership, Brannen Elementary won the TBEC Just for the Kids Honor Roll in 2002 and 2004, and was the recipient of the Gold Award of Distinction from the US Department of Agriculture. In 2015-16 and 2004-05, Julie was also named Elementary Principal of the Year.

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Tara Fulton
Tara Fulton
Tara Fulton is the Principal of Clute Intermediate School. Mrs. Fulton 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.

Fulton then served as Assistant Principal at Polk Elementary starting 2009 and received Brazosport ISD Assistant Principal of the Year in 2013. In 2014, she became the Principal of Polk Elementary and then took the reins at Clute in 2019. Mrs. Fulton has high expectations for her students and staff, and believes in building a positive and collaborative campus culture in which every student is prepared to be grade level ready.  She is proud of her hardworking students and staff! Mrs. Fulton was previously named Elementary Principal of the Year in 2016.

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