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Orenda Education has named Meloni Puishes Principal of the new Kingsland School, a K-6 grade public school that opened on Aug. 23 of this year.

Puishes, a native of West Texas, has almost 20 years of experience in public education and comes to Kingsland School from the Austin Independent School District where she served as Assistant Principal at Dan Mills Elementary and Covington Middle School.

She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Texas El Paso and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Texas Tech Highland Lakes in Marble Falls. 

“Orenda Education is recognized across Central Texas for its high academic achievement and remarkable extracurricular programs in our innovative public schools of choice,” said Carla Silber, Chief Operating Officer.  “I firmly believe Ms. Puishes is the perfect choice to lead Kingsland School to great heights.”

School officials plan to hold an Open House on Saturday, Aug. 13.  More information to come.


Phone:  325-388-0020

Meloni Puishes, Principal