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Brett Moore Selected as McMath Middle School Principal

Denton ISD has named Brett Moore the new principal of McMath Middle School, replacing Dr. Buddy Dunworth, who is retiring at the end of the month.

Mr. Moore has most recently served as the assistant principal of Strickland Middle School. He has worked in Denton ISD since 2007 and has more than 17 years of experience in public education. 

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve as principal of McMath,” Mr. Moore said. “I have spent 17 years in Denton ISD and have loved every second of it. This district is full of amazing people that have poured into me to help get me to this point. I am excited to continue the exceptional traditions and standard of excellence at McMath and take the next step forward.”

The 2017 Strickland Teacher of the Year, Mr. Moore has spent his entire 17 years in Denton ISD, starting his career as a seventh grade advanced Algebra I and sixth grade math teacher. From 2017-2019, Mr. Moore was an assistant principal intern along with being the math department head. 

During his tenure as an Algebra I teacher, Mr. Moore more than doubled the number of students enrolled in Algebra I while also helping students maintain a high level of success in the subject. He has also served on the math curriculum writing team, creating common assessments for sixth grade math utilized by all middle school campuses. 

While at Strickland, Mr. Moore served as the leader for the campus’ Building Emergency Response Team, conducting safety audits, leading safety training and updating emergency operations plans. In addition, Mr. Moore has also served on the Denton ISD Student Code of Conduct Review Committee and has been a LEAD Denton mentor and Steering Committee member. 

Mr. Moore received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas in 2007. He later received his master’s degree in educational leadership from UNT in 2018. 

“Mr. Moore’s dedication to student achievement and family engagement will make him an outstanding principal at McMath Middle School,” said Robin Brownell, Area Superintendent of the Denton High Zone. “The students and families of McMath and the Denton High Zone will benefit immensely from his instructional expertise and commitment to high levels of learning.”