Office of the Principal
Hello Raider Nation! My name is Julie Center and I am the proud Principal of ELPS.
I was born and raised in Columbus Texas, so I am happy to be "home".
After graduating from Columbus High School, I attended Texas A&M-Kingsville and earned my Bachelor's Degree in 2002 with a concentration in Kinesiology and Special Education. I obtained my Master's Degree in 2006 with an emphasis on School Counseling.
This will be my 22nd year in education. I have served students over the years as a Coach, Special Education Teacher, Counselor, Vice Principal, and Principal. I am most excited about being the Principal of this amazing school.
I am married to Kenny Center who is the Principal of Rice High School. We have a son, Easton, who will be a Sophomore at Rice High School and a daughter, Shelby, who is starting her first year at Texas Tech University.
It is an honor to be a part of the Rice Consolidated School system and I will work tirelessly for the success of all students.
(979) 234-3531 ext. 1301