Kramer Elementary will be under new leadership this fall.

After three years at the helm of the Preston Hollow school, Principal Katherine Wanserski Eska is leaving to serve as principal of North Dallas High School.

Dallas ISD District 2 trustee Dustin Marshall took to Facebook to announce the news.

“Katie has done an amazing job at Kramer and is beloved by the community,” he wrote. “I have joked for some time with [Edwin Flores] that I wanted to “steal” Katie for a District 2 School, and I am delighted that she will come to help elevate North Dallas to the next level.”

Eska watched Kramer’s enrollment grow to as many as 600 students. She led its transformation into an International Baccalaureate campus and watched its two-way dual language program flourish.

The Texas Education Agency named Kramer Elementary one of the “most distinct” schools statewide in 2016.

“It took a very special campus to make me want to go,” Eska says. “Once you work at Kramer, it becomes part of you. I wasn’t working on that next step. I wasn’t looking to move on.”

But the former high school algebra teacher was attracted to North Dallas High School’s longstanding history and the opportunity to work with teens again.

“That’s when they really find their voice, and that voice is always really cool. It’s some of our youngest leaders. The wit and sarcasm and energy high-schoolers have is a huge plus … It keeps me on my toes in a way that I enjoy.”

Kate Walker, the former assistant principal of Anne Frank Elementary, has been chosen to replace Eska.


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