Meet Our Principal
Welcome to Mendenhall, the first separate elementary school in the Plano Independent School District.
Our mission is for the Mendenhall community to work together to develop each student as a life-long learner and responsible citizen.
It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself as the Principal of Mendenhall Elementary School! My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the years as a teacher in 3rd grade (St. Louis, MO), 6th grade (Chicago, IL), 1st Grade (Plano, TX), and as an assistant principal in Garland ISD and Plano ISD. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!!). My graduate degree was obtained from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and my Principal certification was completed through Concordia University-Texas.
Mendenhall has an amazing reputation of growing the whole child and providing opportunities for kids. This has not materialized by accident. It has been through the hard work, dedication, and partnerships that have existed between school staff, parents, and community members. This formula for success is what has embraced me from the very beginning when I walked through the doors for the first time. I am humbled and most appreciative of the opportunity presented to me to become a member of this educational family.
Accompanying my great sense of excitement as I transition into this new role is a profound sense of duty and commitment to continue working together to provide differentiated learning opportunities, meet the physical and social/emotional needs for each student, and inspire and challenge students with engaging experiences.
I am confident, that together, we will continue making Mendenhall Elementary School a great place for students to learn and grow.
Jana Prince, Principal