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DSISD Names New Middle School Principals

March 28, 2022


The Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of two new middle school principals at the March 28 meeting. Angela Frankhouser was named Dripping Springs Middle School principal and Kelly Miller was selected as the principal of Sycamore Springs Middle School.


FrankhouserA resident of Dripping Springs, Angela Frankhouser brings 25 years of experience in public education to DSISD, including 14 years in school administration. She has been a campus principal for the past nine years. She first served as the principal of Lake Travis Elementary before being chosen to open LTISD’s newest elementary campus, Rough Hollow Elementary. Prior to her years in elementary campus administration, Mrs. Frankhouser served at the secondary level as an assistant principal for Lake Travis High School. Her diverse experience also includes time leading a Title 1 bilingual campus. Her years in administration are backed by 13 years of classroom teaching at Bowie and Travis High Schools. Mrs. Frankhouser holds a bachelor’s degree (Biology) from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree (Education) from Concordia University.


“We are delighted to welcome Mrs. Frankhouser to DSISD. Her extensive experience and expertise as a campus principal, together with her enthusiasm and energy, make her the perfect next leader for Dripping Springs Middle School. Mrs. Frankhouser brings a unique balance of unyielding passion for students and staff with the keen ability to create and manage campuswide systems that lead to success. I know the DSMS community will benefit from her leadership,” commented Dr. Holly Morris-Kuentz, Superintendent of Dripping Springs ISD. 


MillerKelly Miller is currently in her fourth year as an assistant principal at Dripping Springs High School. She has served in public education for 20 years, including eight years in school administration. Before her time with DSHS, Miller served as an assistant principal at Dripping Springs Middle School. She has been an employee of DSISD since 2016. Before joining DSISD, Miller spent 14 years at Crockett High School in Austin ISD in a variety of roles, including nine years as a classroom teacher and coach, followed by promotions to instructional coach, academic facilitator, and ultimately assistant principal. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree (Psychology), a post-baccalaureate (Texas State Teaching Preparation) from Texas State University, and a master’s degree (Education) from The University of Texas at Arlington. 


“Growing and promoting exceptional leaders internally within DSISD is so important to a healthy, thriving organization, and I am thrilled to announce Ms. Miller as the next principal of Sycamore Springs Middle School. Her drive to create successful student outcomes will be a perfect match for our SSMS community. She is an exceptional leader and educator and I cannot wait to watch her lead the SSMS community with the vision and tenacity she has exhibited within her career and throughout our rigorous interview process,” Morris-Kuentz continued. 


“Please join me in congratulating these two successful leaders on their new roles as our middle school principals. I am beyond excited to see all they will accomplish for our middle school students,” Morris-Kuentz added. 


Both Frankhouser and Miller will begin their new roles effective with the 2022-2023 school year.