Principal's Message

  • Mrs. Crowther

Message from Principal Crowther

  • Ahoy Negley Navigators!

    I am Mrs. Crowther, the proud Principal and Captain of Negley Elementary! I am honored to be a part of such an awesome community and welcome the opportunity to work together to build upon the strengths of our school.

    I am currently entering my 9th year as the Negley Principal and I’ve been in education for 36 years. It seems like yesterday that I began my career as a 1st grade teacher in Hobbs, New Mexico after graduating from Texas Tech University. Throughout my career as a teacher, I’ve taught in 8 different schools, and have taught every grade first through seventh.

    As for administration, I graduated from the University of Texas Permian Basin with a degree in Educational Administration. I was the Assistant Principal at Kiker Elementary in Austin ISD for 6 years before taking on the principalship here at Negley. I love my job – there is certainly never a dull moment! My favorite thing as a principal is getting to know your children and watching them grow year after year.

    On a personal note, I have been married to my husband, David, for 40 years!  I have 2 daughters. My oldest, Aimee, is a real estate agent in Austin where she lives with her husband, Fred.  My youngest daughter, Emilee, works as an attorney in Austin. I became a grandparent to Maverick last summer and I am known as Gigi! I also have 4 grand pups: Cedric, Minnie, Tyson, and my mom’s dog, Katie, greets me daily when I get home. I love to read and travel!

    At Negley, our goal is to provide a top-notch, well-rounded education for each and every child who enters our doors. With your support, our students will meet their goals and strive for greatness!

    Please reach out to me with questions, concerns, or praises you may have! We are a team of individuals working together to support your child – and you are an integral part of that team!

    Together for Children,
    Principal Melody Crowther