Montague County school leaders looking forward to creating new legacy

Building a legacy is the motto chosen by Superintendent Carla Hennessey and Principal Angela Kleinhans, the new administrators for Montague Independent School District.

The new motto is fitting for the two, who have been a part of the school’s past legacy but look forward to leading Montague into the future.

“Montague has a great legacy, but you can’t just maintain a legacy, you have to keep at it,” said Hennessey. “We are going to build from where we are at.”

Hennessey takes the helm as superintendent after spending eight years as Montague’s principal under former Superintendent Curtis Eldridge, who resigned to accept the superintendent position with Saint Jo ISD.

The 40-year-old is a graduate of Saint Jo High School who received her bachelor’s degree in English in 1999 from Texas Woman’s University. The new superintendent also received her master’s in educational administration from TWU in 2006.

She began her career at Forestburg ISD in 1999 teaching all subjects for second and fifth grades while coaching volleyball. She taught and coached for 12 years before switching to technology coordinator and eventually assistant principal.

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