SoHo’s Steve Fullen Selected Secondary Principal of the Year

Steve Fullen surprised by Dr. Parmer (left) and Dr. Powell with a Valentines Chocolate arrangement.

Steve Fullen surprised by Dr. Parmer (left) and Dr. Powell with a Valentines Chocolate arrangement.

Eleazar Barrios, Reporter

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South Houston High School’s principal, Dr. Steve Fullen, was chosen as Pasadena ISD secondary principal of the year on Feb. 13. Superintendent DeeAnn Powell stated that Fullen led his team to increase STAAR scores, increase the number of students to participate in extracurricular activities, increase the graduation rate and increase teacher-retention rates. “He has a great sense of humor, knows all the students by name, leads with integrity and built an amazing culture of high expectations and success with academics and behavior,” Powell said. “I think Dr. Fullen is a great choice!”

Pasadena ISD has had winners since 2000 through the Region IV Principal of the Year Program. Winners this year were chosen by district and campus administrators, according to a story on the PISD website. According to Powell, Fullen is the first SHHS principal to win this honor while serving at the school. Powell, Dr. Rhonda Parmer (associate superintendent and campus development), and school staff surprised Fullen with a ceremony and Valentine’s day chocolate arrangement at the South Houston High School Senior Courtyard. After stating that he felt “very humble” for receiving the honor, Fullen said, “It’s all thanks to the students.”

According to the Pasadena ISD website, Fullen will be recognized at the 2015-2016 Region 4 Education Service Center Principal Recognition Ceremony on Apr. 6, along with Candy Howard, of South Belt Elementary School, who was chosen Elementary Principal of the Year.

<This story was updated on Feb. 28.>