New EFES Principal

Kassaw Named Principal At EF Elementary
Posted on 06/16/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Kassaw Named Principal At EF ElementaryDebra Kassaw, who has served in multiple roles in Elysian Fields ISD since 2001, has been named the new principal of Elysian Fields Elementary School for the 2022-2023 school year.

Kassaw has been the assistant principal at EFES for the past three years after an 18-year career as a kindergarten teacher in Elysian Fields. She moves into the principal’s chair previously held by Martha Lovaasen, who is now the new principal at Elysian Fields Middle School.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to serve as principal at Elysian Fields Elementary School,” said Kassaw. “Our EF family has a wonderful tradition of excellence and I look forward to an outstanding 2022-2023 school year.”

Kassaw is a native of Beckville, where she graduated from Beckville High School in 1995. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Learning from Welch College in 2000 and a Masters of Educational Leadership from Lamar University in 2012. She began her teaching career with a brief stop in Longview ISD until given the opportunity to move to Elysian Fields in 2001, where she began her 18-year run teaching kindergarten to EF students.

Debra and her husband, Jon, have a son, Michael, who is in the second grade.