TISD to lose two principles at end of school year

Tyler ISD will be losing two principals at the end of the school year.

Shirley Falzone, principal at the Plyler Instructional Complex, announced that she will be retiring effective June 26.

"It's hard to believe that I am completing my 30th year in education," said Falzone. "Although my time at Plyler has been short, I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure as principal, and I really do believe that we provided the district with a safe, orderly environment in which students were able to learn and to grow while they completed their alternative education assignment."

Falzone worked for Tyler ISD for 28 years as a teacher, instructional consultant, assistant principal, and principal.

Vanessa Choice, principal at John Tyler High School, has decided for personal reasons to resign from her position at John Tyler effective June 26.

"It has been a dream come true to be the principal at John Tyler," said Choice.  "I have enjoyed my role here very much and I wish John Tyler's staff and students much success.  I look forward to completing this school year with a strong finish."

Choice has been with Tyler ISD for 17 years as a teacher and principal.  Choice is undecided on her future plans.

"TISD is appreciative of the service and commitment of both of these women," said Karen Raney, Director of Secondary Education. "We appreciate that they have given us the lead time to find the very best candidate to continue their work at their respective campuses."