Welcome to Blanton Elementary - - a TEA 'Exemplary' campus! My name is Karen Satterwhite and it is an honor to call myself your child's principal. I have been at Blanton since 2008 when the school opened its doors for the first time. Prior to that, I served as building principal for 6 years in Keller ISD, then 4 years in Crowley ISD, while also teaching Educational Psychology at TCU. During my teaching years, I taught first, second and third grades, along with two years as a fourth grade gifted/talented teacher, then five years as a Reading/Dyslexia Specialist. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!!!) and my Masters of Education/Mid-Management Certification from the University of North Texas. My husband and I have made North Texas our home - - - along with our daughter Ashton, two very spoiled dogs (Zoe and Anna Belle), 2 miniature donkeys, 3 goats, 8 Black Angus cows (all with names of course!), and a bull named Fred!!Blanton was founded on the belief that all children entrusted to our school belong to all of us to educate and nurture as they pass through our doors. A true team approach is utilized as the best instructional practices are sought out. We believe that our strength as a Professional Learning Community - - - and our desire to collectively serve the students and families of this community - - allows us to maintain high goals for student learning and provide quality instructional experiences across all disciplines. The Blanton Noble Knights are the best of the best and I feel very blessed to share in their educational journey. Please know that I am here for your children and I am here for you as supportive parents, grandparents, and guardians. I encourage you to get involved at and volunteer in whatever capacity you are able. I look forward to meeting you and as our school songs states, "We are the Noble Knights with Pride in our School"!!Respectfully,Karen Satterwhite "The Journey is the Reward"