Principal Mindy Choate

  • M. Choate


    Greetings Puma Families,

    I am honored to join the amazing staff at Purl Elementary! This will be my 26th year in education. I am very excited about the opportunity to work and grow with the teachers and students. 

    I have been a campus principal for over 17 years and have worked with teachers at all levels K-12. My teaching experience includes reading language arts, special education, and reading intervention.  I have most recently served as Director of Humanities for Eanes ISD in Austin, Texas.  In this role, I was responsible for the development and support of K-12 English Language Arts, Social Studies, and World Languages curriculum and assessments, professional learning, and supporting the use of data to monitor student academic progress. I have a Master's degree of Science in education from the University of Houston — Clear Lake and a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Houston Central. 

    My husband, Steve, and I live in Georgetown and love spending time with our 5 children and our granddaughter.

    I look forward to getting to know each of our Puma students and their families!


    Mindy Hicks Choate



Assistant Principal Alana Lugo

  • Ms. Lugo

    I am so excited to start another year at Purl Elementary! I am one of two Assistant Principals at Purl. I work alongside Mrs. Angely Davila and strive to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of all our Pumas. I live in Georgetown and have four beautiful children, two of which attend Purl Elementary. The 2021/22 school year will mark my eighth year in GISD, thirteenth year in education, and third year as Assistant Principal. 
    As we embark on this school year, please reach out with any questions or concerns regarding your child's educational needs. 
    Best wishes,
    Alana Lugo


Assistant Principal Maria "Angely" Davila

  • Ms. Davila

    Hello PUMAS,

    My name is Maria (Angely) Dávila, and this will be my 17th year in education. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade bilingual and for the past 3 years, I've served Purl Elementary as an Assistant Principal. I earned a degree in Business Administration-Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico and earned a Master of Education degree and Principal Certification from Tarleton State University-Central Texas in Killeen. Throughout my career, I've mentored teachers, participated in their leadership academy, and lead a variety of student initiatives to serve our community. I am a proud army wife and a mom of two boys that loves to craft, sing, and travel.