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A Message from the Principal

My name is Christal Calhoun and I have the blessing of being the principal at Tool Elementary, Malakoff I.S.D. I am excited to be starting my eighth year as principal and sixteenth year in education.

At Tool Elementary, we believe that learning should be filled with amazing experiences that leave a child feeling like they can conquer the world! The moment you walk in the doors at Tool Elementary you feel the love we have for kids. Taking time to love each and every student into a higher level of learning is what TES is about!

We invite you to attend one of our morning meetings and see exactly how to start each day the right way! We celebrate big and small and throw a little learning in that makes our students ready to face the day with a smile.

RISE UP, WE RISE UP TOGETHER is the theme for our 2019-2020 school year. Everyone understands that if we’re one team we will accomplish more! Our success would not be possible without our phenomenal staff and excellent community support.

Tool Elementary received the 2016 National Blue Ribbon School award, 2018 National ESEA award, Honor Roll School award and numerous distinctions from Texas Education Agency.  In 2019, I was named National Distinguished Principal for the great State of Texas! In keeping with our theme, I acknowledge this award as another example of RISE UP, WE RISE UP TOGETHER.

Come RISE UP with us!



Christal Calhoun