Brenham ISD is proud to announce that Rachel Peterson will be assuming the role of assistant principal at Alton Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year. Peterson will replace Toni Schwartz, who will be the principal at the new Brenham Early Childhood Center.
Peterson is completing her fourteenth year working in public education and has experience working with children at the elementary and junior high level. Peterson currently serves as the school improvement officer for Brenham Elementary School, Krause Elementary School, Brenham Middle School, and Brenham Junior High School. Peterson began her career in Tomball ISD where she served as an elementary teacher for 9 years, teaching grades pre-kindergarten, first, and second grade. She has also worked in Waller ISD as an ACE coordinator for a junior high after school program. For 2 years, Peterson served as the coordinator and administrator for the junior high summer school program in Waller ISD. Peterson also worked in Katy ISD as an academic reading support specialist before joining Brenham ISD as a school improvement officer in 2015. Throughout the past 4 years, Peterson has served as an adjunct instructor for the Department of Language, Literacy, & Special Populations at Sam Houston State University where she teaches early childhood education classes. Rachel holds a Master of Education degree with Principal Certification and a Bachelor of Science degree in Academic Studies from Sam Houston State University.