Mr. Charping previously served the district as assistant principal before being named principal of De La Paz Middle School and now serving our little Seahawks as Nanny Elementary Principal. Mr. Charping brings 16 years of experience in education to this position. Before coming to RISD, he previously served as a teacher, coach, and program coordinator at the following respective districts: Ferris ISD, Brooks County ISD, Benavides ISD, and Premont ISD.
Mr. Charping's passion for seeing his students succeed is the bedrock of his approach to education. With a huge smile on his face, he makes it a point to daily remind ALL his students how GREAT they are and that they are destined for greatness; and he demonstrates that message through handshakes, fist-bumps, morning announcements, lunchtime chats, and visits to the classrooms. When asked, one of his students commented, "We can tell Mr. Charping cares about us because he takes time to get to know us.”
•Phone: 361-296-3101 ext. 1000