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The Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees approved the administration's recommendation to hire Michelle Gentry as the next principal at Little Elm High School during a special board meeting Monday evening. Gentry is a long-serving Lobo and has been with the District since 2007. 

Gentry began her teaching career at Richardson ISD as an English and math teacher for two years and then moved to Little Elm ISD to become a 4th-grade teacher at Zellars Elementary. In 2012, she became a classroom teacher at LEHS and served students through a variety of classes such as English for speakers of other languages, English 1 and 2, Pre-AP English, AP English Language and Composition, journalism, and yearbook.

More recently, Gentry served as lead counselor then was promoted to associate principal in 2023. She is also an adjunct professor at North Central Texas College. She has earned honors in the District as Professional of the Year and Teacher of the Year and received the CREST award for her work in campus counseling. Gentry has earned her principal certification, Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) and Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS) certifications.

Superintendent Mike Lamb praised Mrs. Gentry, highlighting her exceptional rapport with students and staff. "She has a profound understanding of effective relationships and possesses a wealth of knowledge about our systems. I have witnessed tremendous growth in her as an instructional leader during her tenure as an associate principal," Lamb shared. "I am excited to see Mrs. Gentry in this role. It is clear that she has a deep love for this district, the students, and the staff she serves, and she strives for nothing but the very best for everyone."