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Administration Message




Welcome to Van Alstyne High School. It is truly my honor to serve as Principal and to work with
such a wonderful group of educators.

I received a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Texas at Arlington and a Master’s Degree
from Lamar University. This will be my sixteenth year in public education. I have served as a
Dean of Instruction, an Assistant Principal, an Associate Principal and Principal. My husband,
Ted, and I are the proud parents of two sons and one daughter, who are all grown. We absolutely
love spending time with our children, in-law children and especially our three precious

At VAHS we guide our students to develop real-world skills that will empower their future and
we encourage them to take part in the rich traditions of being a Van Alstyne Panther. Whether
that is through Ag/FFA, athletics, culinary arts, fine arts, academics or athletics.
I look forward to getting to know all of our new students and their families as we work together
in the 2023-2024 school year. Please let me know if there is any way that I may assist you or
your student. My door is always open.

This is going to be a fantastic year!

Krista Beal


VAHS – Dedicated to empowering EXCELLENCE every Panther, every day.



Hello Van Alstyne High School Students and Parents - 
It is a great honor for me to join Van Alstyne ISD for the 2022-2023 school year. My wife and I moved our family to Van Alstyne in 2020 and it will be an honor to serve the students and families in a community I call home. 
I received my Bachelor's Degree from Sam Houston State University, my Master's Degree from Lamar University, and in May, I completed my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. I have been in education for the last 21 years. I have served as a Middle School teacher, coach and athletic coordinator, and for the last 8 years I served as Assistant Principal at the Middle School, High School and alternative campuses. My wife Shannon is an ESL teacher in McKinney ISD and most of our free time is spent corralling our four boys.
I believe in the power of positive relationships that are built through meaningful partnerships and that this year will be truly fantastic. 
My door is always open!
Dr. Otto
Assistant Principal