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Dr. Kelly Moore, Principal

I am honored to serve as the Principal of Van Alstyne Middle School! I received my bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University, my master's degree from Texas A&M-Commerce University, and my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. This will be my 19th year in education, my 11th year in Van Alstyne ISD, and my 6th year as principal of VAMS. I have previously taught in Allen ISD, Melissa ISD, and Van Alstyne ISD.


I have been a VA resident since 1999 along with my wonderful husband, Russell. We have 4 kids, Austin – 22 years old, Samantha – Sophomore at Vernon College, Lauren – 12th grade, and Tim – 9th grade. Austin is getting married in September 2023, so we are excited to welcome a wonderful daughter-in-law, Maddie, into our family. I enjoy watching Red Raider football, watching my kids play sports, gardening, outdoor activities, and reading. I am honored to work with a dedicated group of staff members and a wonderful group of students and parents here at VAMS!





Mrs. Shanda Timpanaro, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Timpanaro is beginning her 5th year serving as Assistant Principal at VAMS. Mrs. Timpanaro has taught ELAR, writing, reading intervention, Texas history, U.S. history, and science at the middle school level. She has also served as an instructional coach and ELAR department chair. She received her Bachelor of Science from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2010 and her Master of Educational Administration in 2013.


Mrs. Timpanaro is excited to be a part of the Van Alstyne ISD family and serve in the community. Her goal in education is to make sure that ALL kids learn, and that both students and teachers are supported. She is looking forward to beginning the new year with Van Alstyne and working alongside such a supportive campus.