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Principal Bio

Joseph Melms is the new principal of Crandall High School for the 2023-2024 school year. Joseph completed his undergraduate degree at Dallas Baptist University and a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M Commerce. Joseph has been in Education in Texas for the last 16 years. He started as a teacher and coach and most recently was the Director of Student Services in Ennis ISD. 

Prior to working in education, Mr. Melms served an enlistment in the United States Navy. During his time in the Navy, he was part of the submarine surface stationed in Connecticut, Washington, and California. 

Joseph has been married to his wife Lacie, a nurse for Texas Health Resources,  for 21 years. They have 3 children: Colton (25 year old supervisor for Holt Cat), Gracie (20 year old senior at Texas State), and Nolan (17 year old senior at Midlothian High School). 

Welcome Joseph Melms to the Pirate Family!