•  Meet our Principal!

    Patrice Counts


                My name is Patrice Counts. I am the Principal at Tom Bean Elementary. I began my educational career here at Tom Bean Elementary in 1997. Previous to becoming the principal, I taught 4th grade for twelve years, served as a substitute teacher for many years, have been a parent volunteer, as well as an executive member of PTO. I am very excited to have been given the privilege to serve the students, parents, and teachers of our school in a leadership capacity.

                My husband, Greg and I have lived in Tom Bean since 1984. Greg has attended Tom Bean ISD from first through twelfth grades. I attended Sherman ISD from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I also hold an Associates Degree from Grayson County College, a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce, and a Masters of Education Degree from Texas Woman’s University. Greg and I have two sons, Shawn, who is a 2004 graduate of Tom Bean High School and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a Master's Degree in Sports Administration from East Central University. He is an assistant baseball coach at Austin College and lives with his wife, Kimberly, son, Davis and daughter, Charlie in Sherman. Our youngest son, Travis, is a 2011 Tom Bean High School graduate. He previously served 7 years in the United States Air Force, and now proudly serves as a sheriff's deputy for Williamson County, Texas. Travis and daughter, Lexy, live in Salado,Texas.

                As a parent myself, I understand many of your cares, concerns and even proud moments! Please feel free to call me to discuss any of these. Our number at school is 546-6333. My E-Mail address is patrice.counts@tombean-isd.org.

                Once again, thank you for sharing your most precious possession with me, YOUR CHILD! I know that together, we can make this year the most successful and exciting school year ever!




    Patrice Counts, M.Ed.


    Tom Bean Elementary