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Emily McLarty named Director of Human Resources for Staff Engagement


Emily McLarty, principal of Borman Elementary, will join the district’s administrative leadership team as she has been named Director of Human Resources for Staff Engagement. Mrs. McLarty’s promotion will take effect on July 1.

“We are so excited to have Mrs. McLarty join our HR Team,” said Dr. Robert Stewart, assistant superintendent of human resources. “I have known and worked with Emily over the past 14 years and she has always been the personification of professionalism in leading her campuses with compassion, engagement, and innovation.  I am looking forward to working alongside her as she uses her talents to help lead our district in addressing several major initiatives to support our Board goals related to employee culture, climate, growth and management.  I am confident Mrs. McLarty will add great value to our HR department and district which will directly impact employee and student success.”     

Mrs. McLarty joined the district in 2001 as a teacher at McNair Elementary. Between 2001 and 2004, she spent time teaching at E.P. Rayzor and Rivera Elementary before briefly joining the curriculum and staff development team in 2005 as a literacy and science support teacher (LSST) for the district.

Her career turned towards campus administration in 2005 as Mrs. McLarty was promoted to assistant principal at Pecan Creek Elementary. She would ultimately spend five years as assistant principal before being named the school’s principal in 2010. 

In 2014, she opened the district’s 22nd elementary school in the master-planned community of Lantana, Adkins Elementary. The school is named for Dorothy Adkins, a longtime Denton ISD teacher, and schoo­l board member, who was instrumental in the desegregation of Denton schools in the 1960s, breaking down racial barriers in the community. In 2018, she moved to her most recent role as principal at Borman Elementary, an international baccalaureate world school in the heart of Denton.

“This is such an honor for me, and something that I feel so passionately about,” said Mrs. McLarty. “To me, the term engagement means treating people with genuine respect and dignity, helping people tap into their strengths, and partnering alongside them on their journey so that people don't have to go through tough times in their career alone. I am so excited to get the chance to serve Denton ISD in this new position.”

Mrs. McLarty earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1994, and her master’s degree from the University of North in 2008. She currently resides in Ponder with her husband, Patrick McLarty, and their 15-year-old son, Hank.