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Grande named principal at Oakwood

Grande named principal at Oakwood
Posted on 05/27/2022
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Superintendent of Schools Mike Martindale will recommend Rocco Grande as Principal of Oakwood Intermediate to the Board of Trustees at its May 31, 2022 meeting.

Grande, the current Assistant Principal at Oakwood, will be replacing Josh Symank, who was promoted to Director of Human Resources earlier this month.

“Oakwood Intermediate has a great culture and environment and Rocco is a huge part of that,” Martindale said. “He is a respected leader and is the obvious choice to continue Oakwood on its upward trajectory.”

Grande has been Oakwood’s Assistant Principal since 2015.  Prior to that, he served stints as assistant principal at Sam Rayburn and Davila Middle Schools in Bryan ISD.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Degree (1999) from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla., and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership (2011) from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Grande’s wife Blaire is the Principal at Pebble Creek Elementary and they have two daughters: Giana (10) and Alessandra (7).

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