Chad Schmidt, Principal
Mr. Schmidt is honored to serve Tomball Elementary as Principal. Mr. Schmidt has more than twenty years of experience working in elementary education. He has taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades and has served as a team leader, instructional specialist, assistant principal and principal. Mr. Schmidt was the principal of Anderson Elementary in Spring ISD before joining Tomball. Before moving to Spring, he was a teacher in Channelview ISD and in Amarillo ISD. Mr. Schmidt received his bachelor's degree in Elementary Reading from West Texas A&M University and his master's degree in Education Administration from the University of St. Thomas. He is committed to ensure high levels of learning for all students and honored to serve the Tomball Elementary community. #TESproud
Paloma Moreno, Assistant Principal
Ms. Moreno is excited to be coming back "home" to Tomball Elementary where she has the honor to serve in a new role as Assistant Principal. Most of her career has been spent supporting learning for all students, with a focus on language learners. She fell in love with Tomball ISD during student teaching and joined Team Tomball in 2011. In eight years in the district she has taught dual language Kindergarten and 4th grade at Tomball Elementary and subsequently dual language 5th grade at Tomball Intermediate. She then moved into an Instructional Specialist role where she supported bilingual & ESL teachers and students at two TISD elementaries. This year, there was a unique opportunity to come back to where it all started at Tomball Elementary and serve as an administrator while also serving a second campus. Ms. Moreno will serve both Tomball Elementary and Rosehill Elementary by splitting her week between both campuses. She is a University of Houston Cougar through and through receiving her bachelor's degree in Bilingual Education in 2011, her master's degree in Educational Leadership in 2017, and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Educational Policy and Leadership at UH as well.. Go Coogs! Ms. Moreno is fully committed to ensuring high levels of learning for all students by supporting them with personal and intentional academic instruction as well as meeting their social and emotional needs. Looking forward to an amazing school year!
Dr. Mary Endress is very excited to join the Tomball Elementary Family. She is coming to TES from Decker Prairie Elementary where she served during the 2017-2018 school year. Prior to working as an assistant principal at Decker Prairie Elementary, she served as the first assistant principal for Wildwood Elementary. Prior to joining Tomball ISD, Dr. Endress worked in Katy ISD where she served as an assistant principal and as the instructional officer for secondary ESL. Dr. Endress also worked in Spring Branch ISD where she taught Spanish, French, ESL and reading. Before moving to the Houston area, she lived in Odessa, Texas, where she taught elementary Spanish for Ector County ISD.
Dr. Endress earned a BA in Spanish and French from Trinity University in San Antonio, an MA in reading from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas, and in May 2018, she graduated with an EdD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Endress is a lifelong learner, therefore, she is committed to both student and teacher learning.