Ms. Shamethia Dillard - Principal

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Ms. Shamethia Dillard - Principal

Serving Major Elementary's community is an exciting journey as lives of students are being impacted by a school community that is eager to teach every student that walks through our front doors. I am Shamethia Dillard, principal of Major Elementary since 2016. I began my educational journey at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, for three and a half years.  I graduated from the University of Houston System.  I have always wanted to help children initially through the medical field. However, once I took my first education class and mentored my first student, I was sold that this field was for me. I have served in education for over 15 years, with the first year as a classroom teacher at the Church Without Walls, private school in 2002.  From there I taught in the Acres Homes community, FortBend ISD, and Houston ISD. I then mentored teachers as a Regional Math Specialist,  Instructional Coordinator, and Assistant Principal, in Houston ISD. Aside from the world of Major ES, I am a mother of three and a praise dancer at Fallbrook Church. My goal for all Major ES scholars is to ensure that they achieve their annual academic goals and to create a sense of joy for learning everywhere they go. 

 
My educational motto is:
"All students can learn as long as they have a teacher that is willing to teach them how they best learn."
"An excuse is just a reason to not put the mind/body to use." 
Ms. Tyra Pruitt - Assistant Principal

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Ms. Tyra Pruitt - Assistant Principal

 

I am deeply grateful and blessed for the opportunity to be a part of the amazing Major family and community! My love and passion for education began when I was just a child as I spent a lot of my time outside of school pretending to be a teacher. I later received my undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and my graduate degree from Grand Canyon University. My education experience includes: pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, third and fourth grade. I have also had the pleasure of supporting teachers with instruction as a Math/Science Instructional Specialist. When I am not working, I enjoy time with my two boys. We love traveling, trying new restaurants and attending various sporting events. My goal is to maximize the potential of all students and teachers at Major Elementary. It is my belief that education opens the doors to unlimited possibilities. 
 
I am looking forward to building relationships with parents, students and teachers as we take the journey to excellence!!!