Mario Bye named LHHS Principal


bye-webThe Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Mario Bye as the new principal of Liberty Hill High School during a regular meeting Monday night.

Bye is currently the associate principal at Seven Lakes High School in Katy ISD. The school has an enrollment of about 3,200 students.

Bye has 20 years experience in education, including as a science teacher.

Trustees also approved the employment of his wife, Deanna Bye, to teach science at Liberty Hill Junior High beginning in August. The Byes have four children, the oldest of whom will be a freshman at LHHS.

“I liked the experience he had,” Superintendent Rob Hart said of his selection. “He’s more than ready for the job.”

According to his resume, Bye has served in his current position at Seven Lakes since 2010. Before that, he was a grade level assistant principal at the school for six years.

From 1999-2006, Bye was an academic achievement specialist and science teacher at Langham Creek High School in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.

He started his education career as a science teacher at James E. Taylor High School in Katy where he taught for three years. He graduated from that school in 1987.

Bye holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Houston and a Masters in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M University.

Hart specifically noted Bye’s experience as an administrator and instructional leader at a large high school. At Seven Lakes, Bye supervises 180 teachers, and is responsible for building the master class schedule.

Hart described Seven Lakes as one of the “high-performing schools in Katy”. Katy is located near Houston.

The position of Liberty Hill High School Principal became open when current Principal Bobby Mabry was appointed Human Resources Director for the school district in March. Since his appointment, Hart said Mabry has worked one day per week at the high school campus and has been available as needed to the two assistant principals managing the daily activity there. Mabry has served as high school principal since 2008.

Hart said 56 people submitted applications for the position, and he narrowed the field to eight for interviews. Among those eight candidates were some local applicants.

A salary has not been set for Bye, Hart added.

Bye is expected to come to Liberty Hill in the coming days to meet the high school staff.