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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. 

Julie Center
[email protected]
(979) 234-3531 ext. 1301