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Meet Our Principal

Greetings Bobcat Families!  What an honor it is to serve as the Principal of Blanche Dodd Elementary School!  I am excited to welcome all returning students back to Dodd for another great year, and I'm equally excited to welcome our first time Dodd students to their new campus! 

This year's theme is centered around games.  The acronym emphasizes that Goals And Motivation Equal Success! One of the best parts about being an educator is watching our students grow and learn. It's exciting to watch them set goals, work hard to achieve the goal, and ultimately achieve success! We strive to instill a love of learning through self motivation and encouragement from others. Successes are celebrated. Whether it be a small success celebrated with a high five or a hug, or whether it be long term success on goals celebrated at the end of the semester, we teach our students that they can do hard things and succeed with hard work and perseverance.

A little bit about me...I began my career in education as a third grade teacher in Denton ISD.  I consider it a privilege to have been an educator in my hometown.  I graduated from Denton High School in 1985.  I then attended the University of North Texas where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1990 and a Master of Education with a certification in Educational Administration in 1995.  Over the course of 25 years, I served the students and families in Denton ISD as an elementary teacher, assistant principal, and principal.  In 2015, I made the leap to the secondary level as the assistant principal of Krum Middle School where I served for two years.  It is now my pleasure to serve the students, staff, and families at Dodd Elementary as I begin my 34th year in education!

Krum ISD is a unique school district.  Some of what drew me to this district is the small-town feel where everyone is a Bobcat, and we show our Bobcat pride through support of our academic programs, fine arts, and sports teams.  There’s nothing like seeing a sea of Bobcat blue at any school event!

I believe that the education of our children is one of the most important tasks we’ve been given.  It is my desire as the school leader to ensure that we provide a positive environment where students are challenged academically and where respect and cooperation are practiced daily.  I ask that you partner with us as we strive to prepare our students for the next level of their education and ultimately for their life past high school.

I am looking forward to working with all of our students and families this year.  I hope you will take some time to get to know the faculty and staff and see what a great place Dodd Elementary truly is!  

Mrs. Tricia Bolz


Blanche Dodd Elementary

Mrs. Tricia Bolz, M.Ed