A reception will be held Thursday to honor Royse City High School teachers and their school’s new principal, Kenneth Pearce.

The “Come and Go Reception” at the high school will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Pearce, formerly the principal of Warren Middle School in Forney, began his new duties in Royse City on Wednesday. He replaces Dr. Brent Ringo, who has left Royse City to be director of finance for the Allen Independent School District.

Pearce has been an educator for 14 years.

He was a classroom teacher for five years, serving in Mesquite and Lewisville. He was assistant principal in Lake Dallas for three years, then served six years as Warren Middle School principal in Forney.

Pearce, who grew up in Garland, earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and his master’s degree in education administration from the University of North Texas.

He was named Middle School Principal of the Year by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals and Region X in 2012.

“I am honored to join the team at Royse City High School and proud to be a part of the Bulldog Nation,” Pearce said during a visit to the Royse City High School campus last week. “I am committed to our students and the core values of this district and cannot wait to get started.”

“We are very pleased that we were able to find Mr. Pearce to assume the principal leadership role of Royse City High School,” said Superintendent Kevin Worthy. “We are extremely excited about the new addition to the Royse City ISD team and look forward to the start of a great school year.”

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