Wylie ISD is thrilled to announce that Heather Buckley has been appointed as the new principal at Groves Elementary. Buckley takes over for current Groves principal Vanessa Hudgins, who was recently named principal at Hartman Elementary.
Buckley joins Groves from Birmingham Elementary, where she has served as assistant principal since 2020. Before helping lead the Bears, Buckley was in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Wylie ISD from 2016-2020. She began her teaching career at Birmingham, teaching third grade for five years. Prior to teaching, Buckley was a paraprofessional at Birmingham from 2004-2011.
Buckley is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. She also holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University.
Buckley and her family reside in the area. She and her husband have two children – one attends Wylie ISD schools and the other recently graduated.