Congratulations are in order for Celina Junior High Principal Mr. Russell McDaniel, who was recently nominated to attend the Thompson Executive Leadership Institute, (TELI) Principals Academy this year.  TELI is extremely competitive and selects only twenty-five participants out of the hundreds of applications they receive.

Russell McDaniel

Those selected attend six 3-day sessions held at the Institute in Austin and includes a 4-day retreat scheduled off site. While at the Institute, participants are exposed to a network of school principals, creating exposure to new and exciting strategies.

Applicants are selected based on the following criteria:

- Have demonstrated a commitment to their professional growth
- Have two or more years of experience as a principal
- Recognized leaders by his/her colleagues
- Approval of their superintendent and are employed and currently serving as a school principal.


We congratulate Mr. Russell McDaniel on this prestigious honor to be selected to the Thompson Executive Leadership Institute. Thank you for the outstanding work you do for your campus, district and community!