Erin C. Vennell

Adkins Elementary Assistant Principal

Learn. Connect. Serve.

Welcome to Dorothy P. Adkins Elementary! My names is Erin Vennell, and I am honored to serve the students, teachers, and community of Lantana as your Assistant Principal. At Adkins Elementary, we have a culture focused on high levels of learning for all where students and parents feel connected to each other and the school. Throughout everything we do runs a string of service to our community and our world. Learn. Connect. Serve.


After graduating from the University of North Texas, I began my teaching career at Old Settlers Elementary in Flower Mound, Texas, as a second grade teacher from 1995-1999. In 2006, I returned to the classroom after staying home with my young children and joined Denton ISD as a second grade teacher at Pecan Creek Elementary. After teaching 5th grade math and science for several years, I transitioned into the role of District Math Instructional Coach in 2012, where I served Ginnings Elementary and Pecan Creek Elementary. Adkins Elementary has been my home since we opened the school in 2014.


Spending time together isn't easy with two busy teenagers, so we treasure every moment we have together on vacation. Seaside, Florida is one of our favorite spots! It's been a big year, Bill and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary, our daughter is taking off to study at the University of Texas in Austin, and my son will be a junior at Guyer High School. We are thankful for all of the wonderful Denton ISD educators who have poured their hearts in the Vennell children over the years.

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