UHV alumnus becomes principal in San Marcos

Doug Wozniak

SAN MARCOS - The newest principal at Miller Middle School is a University of Houston-Victoria alumnus.

Doug Wozniak assumed his new post in July after serving as an elementary school principal in Karnes City and a junior high principal in Stockdale.

“I want to change the culture for the campus so we can be ‘exemplary’ in everything we do,” said Wozniak, who earned his master’s degree in administration and supervision in 2005 from UHV. He hopes to instill a greater sense of ownership in teachers and students, and make better use of the expertise around him to help more students succeed.

Miller Middle School currently is rated “academically acceptable” by the Texas Education Agency.

His time at UHV helped him get ready for the task ahead, he said.

“I had some excellent professors there who really prepared me for what I’m doing now,” he said.

UHV taught him many best practices that are now standard operating procedures in several school districts, he said.

“We pride ourselves on giving our students knowledge they can apply immediately in a professional setting,” said Lawrence F. Rossow, dean of the UHV School of Education & Human Development. “We’re very proud of what Mr. Wozniak has accomplished with his degree. He’s a great example of the quality graduates this school produces.”

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

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