Ruckel named Northwest Principal

April 23, 2019

Pflugerville ISD Superintendent of Schools Doug Killian announced the appointment of Tana Ruckel as the new Principal at Northwest Elementary School on Tuesday. Ruckel will begin her 25th year serving PfISD students with the start of the 2019-2020 school year and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Northwest Elementary.
Ruckel has worked as a teacher, assistant principal and principal in PfISD at three different campuses before serving the Northwest Elementary community. Most recently, Ruckel has been the principal at Highland Park Elementary for the past seven years.
Killian said he is pleased with Ruckel’s acceptance of the position and the job done by Tere Tidwell as an interim principal this semester while the District searched for a permanent replacement.
“I am deeply appreciative of the great work performed by Tere Tidwell, who stepped up to lead the campus,” Killian said. “Ms. Tidwell's role has been vital in keeping the school moving forward and allowing our teachers and other staff members to continue our primary purpose – educating our students.
“Ms. Ruckel is looking forward to working together with Northwest’s staff to build on the great things already happening at the campus and helping guide them to even more significant achievements.”
Moving forward, Ruckel will split her time between Northwest Elementary and Highland Park Elementary while the district searches for her replacement at HPES. Tidwell will also continue to support the campus until Ruckel is at Northwest full-time.