Phone: 972-794-2521


Degrees and Certifications:

Marisa Sauls

Assistant Principal

This is Ms. Sauls 2nd year as the Assistant Principal at Tom C. Gooch Elementary.  She was born in Lubbock, Texas and raised in Plainview, Texas.  She graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Students and later earned her Masters of Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University.  She began her career in education teaching 1st grade at Nathan Adams elementary and later served in roles such as Grade Level Administrator, Instructional Coach, and Academic Facilitator before becoming an Assistant Principal.  Marisa believes that through empowerment and equitable experiences, all students can be Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow.  Marisa’s favorite part about being an Assistant Principal, is helping staff and students reach their highest potential through positive relationships and magical learning opportunities.  When not at work, Marisa enjoys spending time with her husband Beau, daughter Gracie, and 2 dogs Zeus and Kyrah.



  • Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Wayland Baptist University
  • Master of Education, Educational Leadership, Texas Tech University



  • Early Childhood-6th Grade Generalist
  • Texas Principal
  • Physical Education
  • English as a Second Language



“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you” – B. B. King