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Dr. Jo Ann Colson- Principal

It is a privilege to serve as the Principal at Decker Prairie Elementary.  I have over 30 years of experience in Education.  I received my Bachelor's and my Master's degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University.  I received my Doctor of Education from Lamar University.  I have taught students in grades Second to Seventh.  My husband and I have two sons and a beautiful granddaughter.  We live in the Magnolia area.

 

I believe great things are happening at Decker Prairie and I invite everyone to be an integral part of all of those things.

 

I look forward to seeing everyone soon!!!
 


Gigi Ragan- Assistant Principal

I am thrilled to be serving Decker Prairie as the Assistant Principal.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Education and a Bilingual Endorsement from The University of Houston.  In 2003, I earned my Master of Education in Language Arts with a Reading Specialist Certification from the University of St. Thomas; where I also completed my Principal Certification in 2008.  Over the past thirty years, I have taught students Pre-Kindergarten to fourth grade either as a classroom teacher or a Reading Specialist.  My husband and I have lived in the Tomball/Cypress area for over 25 years.  We have two grown children who both attended Tomball schools.  Our daughter graduated from Baylor University in 2006 and is a teacher in Tomball ISD and our son graduated from The University of Houston in 2013 and works in Tomball. 

 
My goal is for us to work together as a team to provide a quality education where every child finds success through a positive and caring environment.
 
 "School is a building that has four walls-with tomorrow inside".
 
I believe that the students of Decker Prairie Elementary are our tomorrow.  It is truly an honor and privilege to be a part of building society's tomorrow with your child.      
           
Mary Endress-Assistant Principal
I am very excited to join the Decker Prairie Elementary staff. Before joining Decker Prairie, I served as an assistant principal for Wildwood Elementary here in Tomball ISD and McRoberts Elementary in Katy ISD.  I served for nine years as the Instructional Officer for Secondary ESL in Katy ISD.  Prior to entering administrations, I taught in Spring Branch ISD and Ector County ISD.  I am in the final stages of completing a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in bilingual studies from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.  

 

 

Jody Luedde-Counselor

My name is Jody Luedde and I LOVE Decker Prairie Elementary!  I began teaching 7th and 8th grade math and science at Rosehill Christian School in 2005.  I went on to teach elementary school in Magnolia ISD for 8 years.  After earning a Master's degree in school counseling, I became a Special Education Counselor in Magnolia working with students on two campuses. Currently, I am taking the extra courses necessary for earning a license in professional counseling. 
 
My husband and I have a large, blended family (7 kids ranging in age from 4 to 18).  When I am not in school, I love to go camping with my family (especially to San Elijo State Beach in Southern California). 
 
I believe that all students are capable of success, and I am thankful to be a part of their journey!