Dr. Wynette Griffin, Principal

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Weekly newsletter link

Here is the link to the newsletter for 11/12/21 

I have had the good fortune to be principal at Glenhope Elementary since August of 2000. I previously served as the assistant principal at Dove Elementary and taught at Grapevine and Bear Creek Elementary Schools. I taught for a year in DISD prior to coming to GCISD.

Although I graduated with a degree in education and taught for a couple of years right after I graduated, I had another career before returning to the classroom. For about 9 years I worked for a mortgage banking firm.

I have been married to my husband, Jim, for 42 years and we have one daughter, Liz, who is 40 and is a teacher in Birdville ISD. A few years ago, Liz adopted two boys so we became grandparents to James and Zane. Jim was the mayor in Bedford but is now retired and does a LOT of volunteer work.  I play the piano at Woodland Heights Baptist Church. In 2006, I completed my doctorate in educational administration.

I enjoy lots of things about being the principal at Glenhope, but my favorite part is getting to know the boys and girls who attend school here. It's a great joy to watch them grow and mature from year to year, and to feel that working together with families we contribute to their future success.

This year will contain challenges unlike any other, as we endeavor to provide excellent education to our Gators in spite of the continuing challenges of the global pandemic.  While many things are uncertain, I know that our community, staff, students and parents are strong and resilient and we will not only get through the crisis but we will learn new things that will allow us to thrive moving forward!

Dr. Wynette Griffin