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MFHS principal to be assistant superintendent at Copperas Cove ISD

Marble Falls High School Principal Damon Adams

Marble Falls High School Principal Damon Adams was hired as the next assistant superintendent of Operations and Support for Copperas Cove Independent School District on March 21. Adams has served as principal of MFHS since 2017. File photo

Marble Falls High School Principal Damon Adams will be the next assistant superintendent of Operations and Support for Copperas Cove Independent School District. His hiring was approved by the CCISD school board on March 21. Adams’ final day in Marble Falls is the last day of the 2022-23 school year.

Principal at Marble Falls High School for six years, Adams said the decision to move on was bittersweet.

“Marble Falls is a wonderful place to work and learn,” he said. “I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of this fantastic community.”

The outgoing principal is grateful for the time he has spent at the school.

“I genuinely believe that I am a better administrator and human for having had the opportunity to work and live here,” Adams said. “It is easy to get lost in your career and make your job the thing that defines you. However, Marble Falls has helped me learn to slow down, focus on professional and personal relationships, and maintain a work-life balance.”

Adams feels confident about the position the high school and district are in.

“I am excited about the future of Marble Falls High School,” he said. “We have strong administrators and teacher leaders who will help to ensure a smooth transition for the next principal.”

Adams credited the success of the district to the unwavering support of the school board.

“The Board of Trustees is the foundation of our district,” he said. “We are blessed to have seven individuals who care deeply for the staff and students. Their decisions are evidence of this focus.”

Before accepting the Marble Falls principal position in 2017, Adams was an assistant principal at Jack C. Hays High School in the Hays Consolidated Independent School District just south of Austin.

Superintendent Dr. Jeff Gasaway told that the search for Adams’ replacement is underway.

“The position was posted (March 28),” Gasaway said. “We anticipate leaving that open for at least a three- to four-week period in the hopes that we will have a robust number of applicants that are interested in coming to a great school district.”

The search will include input from every level of the district.

“(Candidates) will go through a process that involves administrators, parents, students, and teachers in the hiring process,” Gasaway said.

The district will consider job seekers from inside and outside of MFISD.

“We’re going to look for the best person,” Gasaway said. “That best person may be sitting right here in Marble Falls ISD. That best person may be coming outside the district. We want to be open to whoever is going to be the best person to fill Dr. Adams’ shoes.”