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Keller named Pearland ISD’s Executive Director of Elementary Education

Marlo KellerPearland Independent School District welcomes Marlo Keller as its Executive Director of Elementary Education.

Keller has served as Pearland ISD’s 504/Dyslexia Specialist since 2019 and has over 22 years of experience in education, with 19 of those dedicated to the district. She joined Pearland ISD in 2002 as a special education teacher at Challenger Elementary where she taught for two years, served as an AP and principal at Lawhon Elementary from 2004 to 2010, and then as a principal at Shadycrest Elementary from 2010 to 2013.

Prior to her current position in the district which supports all 23 campuses, Keller provided educational consulting and training services to Pearland ISD and other surrounding districts, while also serving on several district PTA executive boards and working as an administrative substitute. 

 “My vision is to empower, challenge, support and celebrate our elementary campus leaders through effective communication and a relational approach to leadership,” she said. “These past few years have been challenging. Our district’s incredibly hard-working principals have led campuses through unprecedented times. They went into leadership for a reason and now is the perfect time for them to be reminded of that. I want to assist in reigniting their passion for leadership and building a collaborative support network with their elementary principal colleagues. Passionate principals inspire teachers to provide the best educational environments possible for all learners.”

Keller holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, both from Texas A&M University. She looks forward to being purposeful about setting up systems to build the capacity of both current and future leaders in Pearland ISD and to motivating other elementary leaders to do the same.

 “I love all things elementary and inspiring others. I have been blessed with a variety of professional experiences and incredible mentors that have supported my professional growth throughout my career. I can’t wait to be able to return the favor and watch our elementary leaders and teachers shine,” she said.