New Principal Profile Q&A: Dr. Peter Giles, Kell High School

Question: Why are you excited about joining the Kell school community?  Answer: “Coming to Kell High School is an opportunity for me to come back home to the Longhorn Nation. I previously served as an Assistant Principal from 2010-2013 and loved the sense of family our school and community displayed for all of our students and schools. I am also excited about knowing so many students and families due to my years of serving as the Principal at Palmer and Assistant Principal here at Kell.  Having such a warm welcome from the students and families has really made my homecoming exciting!” 

Question: What does student success look like for you? 
Answer: “Having three children of my own has given me the perspective that success is different for every child due to their individual needs. Although success may be different, one commonality for all students to be successful is through cultivating a passion for learning and growth. I think it is important to focus on our whole student, which includes academically, emotionally, and through extracurricular activities.” 

Question: What do you like most about being an educator/principal? Is there a memory as an educator that you treasure the most? 
Answer: “By far the aspect I enjoy about being a principal more than any other is seeing our students grow! Sharing in their growth and building relationships over these four years is special. There is no one specific memory, but anytime one of my former students come back to share their success is awesome!” 

Question: Outside school, where might students, parents or staff members find you? 
Answer: “I am usually able to be seen on the sidelines coaching my three children’s sports teams or spending time with the family catching the Dawgs play on Saturdays. Additionally, I enjoy playing tennis with my family or being humbled by the golf course.”