The Athens Review
MALAKOFF — Martin Brumit has been named the new principal at Malakoff High School to replace Daniel Barton, who left earlier this summer.
Barton has become the new principal at Tarkington ISD in Cleveland.
Brumit, who comes from Class 5A Denton Ryan, said the small town atmosphere has made the transition smooth for him this summer.
“This is a small town that I can raise my family in and it is a great school district,” Brumit said. “The teachers are fabulous at Malakoff and the administration is great and it is a great opportunity.”
Malakoff Superinten-dent Randy Perry said he was impressed with Brumit being named as an Association of Texas Professional Educators Administrator of the Year finalist.
“He is a family man and he comes to us from Denton Ryan with tremendous experience,” Perry said. “I think he understands the discipline part of it all, but he understands the curriculum needs coming from a bigger school. I think he will be a tremendous addition to Malakoff ISD.”
Brumit said hearing all the great things about the City of Malakoff also helped his family make the decision to relocate.
“The city and the leadership with the school board has high expectations with their teachers and the students,” Brumit said. “That is something that I cherish and I want us to be the very best that we can be in everything that we do.”
Brumit said he already has goals in mind for when the students arrive on campus Aug. 26.
“The main thing I want is the kids to be excited about learning. I want them to be excited about the school and to be involved,” Brumit said. “As long as we can get the kids involved, they are going to achieve better and I want the kids to be successful.”
With the school session starting in just over a month, Brumit said they still have some business to take care of before the first day of classes.
“The planning is going good and luckily for me everybody was already hired before I got here,” Brumit said. “The main thing right now is trying to get some folks in to meet with them, then we are ready to go. We are excited to get those kids back and we are ready to go.”