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Burnett Selected as Principal of Emile Elementary


Burnett Selected as Principal of Emile Elementary

(Bastrop) – Bastrop ISD announced Windy Burnett as the new Principal of Emile Elementary School. Burnett comes to Emile from Lost Pines Elementary, where she has served as Assistant Principal for the past two years.

“I am so honored to have been chosen as the next principal of Emile Elementary,” said Burnett. “I look forward to learning and growing with the students, staff, and parents.”

This will be Burnett’s third year with Bastrop ISD. Prior to that, she spent 11 years in Hutto, two of that in an administrative capacity. As summer school principal, she was responsible for hiring and monitoring summer school staff, creating the master schedule, and coordinating summer STAAR testing. As an assistant principal at Lost Pines and in Hutto, Burnett gained significant experience in discipline and behavior initiatives, state testing, serving students of special populations, and instructional coaching.  

Prior to moving into administration, Burnett was an elementary  instructional specialist in Hutto for six years. She created and implemented district-wide common assessments for reading, math, writing, and science and helped to facilitate research-based instructional practices among the faculty. In addition, she has nine years of teaching experience at all elementary grades except pre-Kindergarten in both Lockhart ISD, where she began her education career, and in Hutto ISD.

“We have witnessed Windy’s deep commitment to children as an assistant principal at Lost Pines Elementary, and I am confident she will bring the same level of dedication and enthusiasm to her new role as the leader of Emile,” said Superintendent Steve Murray. “I also know she will have the strong support of her peers and the wonderful staff at that campus.”

A Texas native, Burnett earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University in 2000. She also holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Texas State University. She and her husband Stan, a Bastrop native and Emile Elementary alumni, have two boys, both of whom attend Bastrop ISD schools.

“I am eager to take these remaining weeks of summer to work with my new team to get us fully prepared to start school August 21,” said Burnett. “This next year will be an exciting time for all of us as we welcome some new faces to our school and greet our returning students and families!”

Emile Elementary is located in the heart of Bastrop and is home to more than 710 students in pre-K through 4th grade. Bastrop ISD is located 30 miles southeast of Austin and serves approximately 10,600 students from the communities of Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Red Rock, Rockne, Paige and other rural areas of Bastrop County.


For additional information, please contact Dr. Kristi Lee, Executive Director of Communications at 512-772-7106.