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Dr. Maricela Helm
I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Wylie Way and recognize what a privilege it is to open George W. Bush Elementary School. I am most excited about building a school from the ground up, establishing its culture, working with a new team to determine the values of the school’s community, establishing traditions, and most importantly, shaping the expectations for every classroom to ensure that each student experiences a true love of learning and receives the education they deserve.
After a career in broadcasting, I began teaching in Dallas ISD in 1998. I then moved onto teach and serve in administrative roles in Garland ISD and Plano ISD before joining Rockwall ISD in 2010. In addition to serving as principal at Amy Parks Elementary School, I was the co-founder and facilitator of the district’s Teacher Institute. I was named an H-E-B Excellence in Leadership Finalist as one of the Top 25 Principals in Texas Public Education.
I hold a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State, as well as a master’s and doctorate from Texas A&M Commerce. I have been happily married to Matthew Helm for 16 years and we have two sons, Lorenzo and Harrison.