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By Margaret Toal
For the Record 

BCISD names new administrators


Last updated 6/27/2023 at 5:37pm

Tim Woolley and family

The Bridge City school district has named Dr. Tara Fountain as the new assistant superintendent and is promoting high school principal Tim Woolley to become the district's chief financial officer.

In addition, Jason Yeaman will be the new principal for Bridge City Elementary.

Dr. Fountain will be replacing Gina Mannino, who retired at the end of this past school year. Fountain has a total of 25 years in education with a total of 19 years with the Bridge City ISD.

She has a doctorate degree in education leadership from Lamar University in addition to bachelor's and master's degrees. In addition, she has a certification as a school superintendent.

After beginning her career with the West Orange-Cove CISD, she then moved to Bridge City, where she has served in leadership positions. Those include two years as principal of Hatton Elementary, 13 years as principal of Bridge City Intermediate School, and four years as the district's director of curriculum.

She and her husband, Tip, have two daughters, both graduates of Bridge City High School. Daughter Taylor is studying for a doctorate in pharmacy, and Taylor is studying education.

Tim Woolley is a 2000 graduate of Bridge City High and has 19 years in education. He has served as principal of the high school for the past five years. His parents, Tom and Sharon Woolley, were longtime educators for BCISD.

Tim Woolley began his career in education at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School as a teacher and coach before moving to Atascocita High School, where he worked for seven years. Then he returned to LC-M as an assistant principal. He was hired as Bridge City High principal in 2018.

Two years ago, he was named the Texas Education Region V outstanding principal of the year. he has a bachelor's of science degree from Texas A&M, plus a master's of education degree in school administration from Lamar University. He holds memberships in the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Texas Association of School Administrators, and Leadership Southeast Texas.

Woolley and his wife, Sally, who is librarian at Bridge City Middle School, have four children. Addison will be graduating next year from the high school. Carter and Callie will be graduation in 2033, and Reid will be in the class of 2034.

Yeaman is coming to Bridge City Elementary after working since 2018 as a junior high principal for LC-m. He has also been middle school principal at Vidor, assistant high school principal at LC-M, and assistant principal at Orangefield Junior High. he has a bachelor's of science degree and a master's in education degree in education leadership from Lamar University. In addition, he received a superintendent's certification from Lamar in 2021.

In 2018, he was named secondary school principal of the year for Texas education Region V.


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