Hays CISD approves principal for new elementary school

By Brittany Anderson

Final touches are being put on Hays CISD’s 15th elementary school — opening in the Sunfield division of Buda in August 2022 — including its name, attendance zone and principal.

During the HCISD board meeting on Dec. 13, board members unanimously approved David MacRoberts as the principal of the upcoming elementary school.

MacRoberts is the current principal at Bluebonnet Elementary School in Bastrop ISD. He has over two decades worth of school teaching and leadership experience, including serving as a special educator, elementary math and science teacher, technology specialist, assistant principal at elementary and secondary levels and as an elementary principal in Alamo Heights and New Braunfels ISDs. Additionally, he has experience opening up campuses.

David MacRoberts is set to be the principal of Hays CISD’s new elementary school. Photo courtesy of Hays CISD.

“My vision is to serve as an instructional leader that works collaboratively with parents, students, teachers and district leadership to foster a professional learning community that empowers students to reach their fullest potentials,” MacRoberts said. “I am thrilled to be joining the families and community of Hays CISD. I look forward to assembling a talented team of staff members who are ready to serve our families, inspire our students and create a space where great things are happening for all our children.”

During the meeting, board members also heard the first reading of the elementary school’s suggested name, Sunfield Elementary, put forth by the HCISD Naming Committee. The committee received public feedback for name suggestions, and ‘Sunfield Elementary’ made up nearly half of the suggestions. The board will vote on the name during the next meeting in January.

Additionally, the board unanimously approved the elementary school’s adopted attendance zone map put together by the Attendance Boundary Rezoning Committee, a seven-person committee empaneled by board members. The map had its first reading during the board meeting in November and was met with no concerns. A map of the new attendance zone can be found at www.hayscisd.net/rezone.

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Brittany Anderson graduated from Texas State University in August 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She previously worked at KTSW 89.9, Texas State University's radio station, for nearly two years in the web content department as a writer and assistant manager. She has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch since July 2021.

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