Frank Braden, principal of J. Frank Dobie High School since 1979, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Pasadena Independent School District.
Approval of this promotion was made a special called meeting of the PISA Board of Trustees last Tuesday evening. Braden will be replacing Elmer Bondy who resigned last month after serving the for 39 years.
Braden, who with his wife Pat live in the Sam Rayburn High School area, spent 11 of his 27 years serving the district in the South Belt area.
In addition to serving as principal at Dobie. Braden was principal at George Thompson Intermediate from 1972 until 1974.
Previous to that, Braden served as assistant principal at Beverly Hils intermediate.
Braden graduated with his BS from Texas A&M University in 1959 and received his ME from the University of Houston in 1963.
In 1959, eh began his career in PISD as a teacher and a couselor at San Jacinto Intermediate. In 1964 he was transferred to Beverly Hills, and then served as assistant principal at Pasadena High from 1969 until 1972, when he became Thompson's principal.
Braden serves as the director of transportation from 1974 until coming to Dobie in 1979. Braden served as Dobie's second principal, replacing Allen Sory, who served as Dobie's first principal.
In addition to being involved in education in the South Belt area, Braden has also been active in the community in sich organization as the South Belt Optimists.
Braden is expected to begin his new position immediately.
Dobie's new principal is expected to be names at the next PISA board meeting set to Aug. 26.