national principal month nathan prange mary moore elementary school

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As we celebrate National Principals Month, we’d like to thank all of our AISD principals for their dedication and hard work in our vision of making the AISD a premier school district and leader in education. The AISD has 77 principals and about 150 assistant principals – we hope you will join us in celebrating National Principals Month in October!

Nathan Prange, principal at Moore Elementary, is AISD through and through. He was a student in the district from kindergarten through 12th grade, and he’s been in the district as an assistant principal at Gunn Junior High and principal at Moore Elementary since 2015. Prange attended Dunn Elementary, Young Junior High and Martin High School. His mother has also worked in the district since 2005 as a special education teacher at Martin.

Get to Know Principal Prange

Why is the Arlington ISD the right place for you? “Because ​it gives me an opportunity to give back to a community that gave so much to me when I was a student. It’s important for any educator to be a part of the community you teach in to really see the benefits. So many people helped me throughout my education, teaching in an Arlington ISD school also allows me to pay it forward.”

What’s the best part about being a principal? “​Being able to impact an entire community. I take pride in my work and love being at Mary Moore Elementary. At Mary Moore our vision is Growing Individuals to Build a Stronger Community. This includes not just our students but each member of our community including teachers, staff members and parents. It’s my job as the campus leader to ensure that each person gets that opportunity to grow and be their best self. I love impacting students and educators, working side-by-side with teachers and the opportunity to work with so many people.”

What advice do you have for any students looking to go into education and for those who are interested in becoming a principal one day? “Building relationships, developing a positive culture of love, support and family, and ultimately creating an unforgettable experience ​should be at the core of every educator. When our students become adults, they won’t necessarily remember the day they learned how to read, write, add or subtract. What they will remember is the experiences they had when they were in school.”