Principal's Message

August 21, 2018

Dear Shanklin Elementary Parents & Guardians:

It is with great honor that I join the Shanklin Elementary family for the 2018-2019 school year.  I’m fortunate to be principal of a campus where tremendous academic gains were made by students last year.  As you may already have heard, the campus “Met Standard” on the state’s accountability system and is no longer labeled as “Improvement Required!”


I have more than 30 years experience in education and am excited about the opportunity to lead our students and staff into the next chapter of Shanklin’s success story.  With the rigorous lessons teachers have been planning, our collective high expectations for all students, and a renewed sense of pride in our school community, there is no limit to the heights we can reach!

Please regularly check our school’s website and your child’s weekly Tuesday home folder for information.  Our school cannot flourish without your support and active participation.

I encourage you to contact me with any questions, concerns, suggestions, or praises.  My office line is 830-875-2515, extension 3018. My e-mail address is  I truly welcome and appreciate your input as we continue our journey toward excellence.

As we begin a marvelous school year, let’s remember to hold dearly what Walt Disney shared in his lifetime.  “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”

With Warmest Regards,

Debby Ewald, Principal
Shanklin Elementary