Principal's Message

  • Hello Explorer Parents,

    I am very excited to be your student’s principal and look forward to building connections and relationships with our families this school year. We are TOBIAS…Teaching Our Best to Inspire Achieving Students.

    I became an educator because I believe that every person can achieve all that they want from life with an education. Education is the pathway to anywhere, regardless of our circumstances or obstacles. I educate to help open pathways for all students. That is my WHY.

    I have been a campus administrator for 14 years and this will be my 7th year as principal of Tobias Elementary. I am also a proud mom to two sons (27 and 12) and one daughter (24) who have all attended or graduated from Hays CISD schools.

     My goal this year is to ensure that your Explorer has opportunities to grow as a learner and leader. We will model the Leader in Me Habits and emphasize that all our Explorers will Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible.

    I am looking forward to an amazing new school year and partnering with you to support your child this year.

    ONE Team, ONE Mission, ONE Journey!


    Alisa DiPalma, Principal