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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 16th year in education, my 8th year in Van Alstyne ISD, and my 3rd 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 2000 along with my wonderful husband, Russell.  We have 4 kids, Austin – sophmore at Texas Tech University, Samantha – 11th grade, Lauren – 9th grade, and Tim – 6th grade.  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 comes to Van Alstyne ISD from Anna ISD. Most recently, she served as an Instructional Coach. Prior to accepting that position, she served as the ELAR Department Chair at Faubion Middle School. She has taught ELAR, writing, reading intervention, Texas history, U.S. history, and science at the middle school level. 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 join the Van Alstyne ISD family and serve in the community. Her goal in education is making sure that ALL kids learn, and to make sure that both students and teachers are supported. She is looking forward to beginning the new year with Van Alstyne and work alongside such a supportive campus.