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Mr. Jake Bean

Jake Bean was named the principal at Vandagriff Elementary in 2023. Bean had been the assistant principal at McCall Elementary in Aledo ISD since 2019. Prior to that, he was an assistant principal at Aledo Middle School from 2015 to 2018 and a teacher and coach at Western Hills High School in the Fort Worth ISD from 2008 to 2015. Bean also was an alternative teacher certification program instructor at Weatherford College from 2012 to 2018. Bean has a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University and a master of education in educational leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington.

“As a lifelong Bearcat, I am humbled and honored to be named principal of Vandagriff Elementary,” Bean said. “I am so excited to get to know the outstanding students, staff and parents of the Vanda family. Mrs. Maroney is leaving some very big shoes to fill, and I look forward to partnering with her as we make this transition.”