About Us » Meet Our Principal

Meet Our Principal

Mrs. Tricia Bolz, M.Ed



Greetings Bobcat Families!  What an honor it is to serve as the Principal of Blanche Dodd Elementary School!  I can honestly say that this past year has been the strangest year of my career.  From ending the school year remotely for all students to beginning a new school year with both in-person AND remote learners, we have encountered challenges at every turn in navigating our new normal.  However, in true Bobcat spirit, families and school personnel have joined together to meet the needs of all students.  Whether you are joining us this year virtually or in person, I want to welcome all of our incoming and returning students to the 2020-2021 school year!


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.  It is now my pleasure to serve the students, staff, and families at Dodd Elementary as I begin my 31st 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...even if it has to be from behind a mask!


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