Paula Texel

Paula TexelPaula Texel
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resource Services 

As the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Services, Ms. Texel provides service pertaining to administrative, instructional, supporting services, and applicants from initial contract/recruitment through the hiring process to retirement.  Ms. Texel also provides direction to the Human Resources Department, with major objectives of attracting and retaining qualified personnel, providing competitive salary, encouraging professional development through appropriate training programs, and maintaining good personnel relations.
A Pinellas County native, Ms. Texel graduated from Seminole High School and received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida.  Ms. Texel began her teaching career with Pinellas County Schools in 1992 and taught at 74th Street, Pasadena and Frontier elementary schools.  In 2000, she became assistant principal at North Shore Elementary School and then later at Oakhurst Elementary School.   Ms. Texel served as principal of Bear Creek Elementary (2005-2011), Lake St.  George (2011-2014) and Ponce de Leon elementary (2014-2016).  Ms. Texel was recognized as Pinellas County’s Elementary Principal of the Year in 2015.  She was appointed to her current position as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Services in 2016.