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Little Elm ISD Announces New Leadership

April 26, 2022

Little Elm ISD is pleased to announce the hiring of an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Learning, Little Elm High School Principal, Lakeview Elementary Principal, Director for Child Nutrition, and Title IX Administrator.

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Dr. Penny Tramel will serve as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Learning. Tramel has held the Chief Academic Officer position at College Station ISD since 2017. She has 29 years in public education with a majority of her experience at Coppell ISD as the Executive Director for Curriculum and Instruction. 

“Dr. Tramel has made a significant contribution to public education through her years of service,” said Daniel Gallagher, superintendent for Little Elm ISD. “She is a strong leader who is invested in the teachers she serves so they can better serve our students. We are looking forward to her continued work here in Little Elm ISD.”

Little Elm High School

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Also new to the District is Ray Borden who will serve as Principal at Little Elm High School. Borden previously served as principal at Seguin High School in Arlington ISD. Some of his key strengths include instructional leadership, culture and climate development, curriculum and instruction, and building leadership capacity. Borden was awarded Secondary Principal of the Year in 2019-2020 at Arlington ISD. He has been in public education since 2008 and transitioned to campus administration in 2012.   

“Mr. Borden has a proven track record in his previous district of increasing student academic achievement in advanced academics and literacy. His positive leadership style will be extremely valuable as he builds on the culture and climate of Little Elm High School. We are excited to welcome Mr. Borden to the District,” said Gallagher.

Lakeview Elementary


We also want to announce that Chris Reza will serve as the Principal for Lakeview Elementary. Reza is currently the Assistant Principal at Strike Middle School and has served as an AP in the District since 2014 at Little Elm High School and (formally) Lakeside Middle School. He has also served as the elementary summer school principal at Lakeview Elementary in 2021.

Reza’s work in the District includes leading and supporting teachers in professional development, developing campus improvement plans and safety and security, and coordination of improving day-to-day operations on campuses he has served.  

“Mr. Reza has an incredible amount of experience and has a student-centered attitude when it comes to leading on campus. Mr. Reza will be a tremendous asset at Lakeview Elementary and will do great things there,” said Gallagher.

Child Nutrition


The District is also pleased to announce Kendra Vogt as Director for Child Nutrition. Vogt previously served as the Assistant Director for Child Nutrition and has been with the District since 2015. Vogt has extensive leadership experience in managing the day-to-day operations.

“Ms. Vogt began her career in the District as the Child Nutrition Human Resource Coordinator under the direction of Carolyn Tarver, who is retiring at the end of the school year. She has learned from the best and our Child Nutrition Services is in great hands,” said Gallagher.

Title IX Administrator


The District welcomes Charese Duffey to Little Elm ISD. She will serve as the Title IX Administrator for the District. She has served as principal of Clark Middle School in Frisco ISD since 2016 and has been in public education since 2000. Over the years, she has been a teacher in Lewisville ISD and Frisco ISD and served as an Assistant Principal at Wakeland High School and Stafford Middle School.

“Ms. Duffey has an understanding of how campuses operate through her own experiences as a teacher and administrator. She will be a great addition to our team as she works to help us refine some of our processes as it pertains to Title IX compliance and regulations,” said Gallagher.