Principal's Welcome

Hello Families,


My name is Dr. Teresa Kurz and I am the new principal of Meridith-Dunbar Early Childhood Academy. I may not have been born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could.  My dad was in the army, and he retired here when I was in 8th grade.  I graduated from the University of Texas- Austin with my bachelor’s degree and began teaching in Killeen. I received my master’s degree from Tarleton/Texas A&M Central Texas and my doctorate from UMHB.  I have been a campus instructional specialist, as well as an assistant principal in Killeen. I am passionate about teaching and learning and am thrilled to work alongside others who are just as passionate!


At MDECA, students will receive a strong foundation for learning.  As a Project Lead the Way school, our Pre-K students engage in hands-on STEM activities that help them become creative and collaborative problem solvers. The MDECA teachers and staff are passionate about partnering with families to engage and support the development of our communities' littlest learners. 


Welcome to Meridith-Dunbar- Imagine the Possibilities!


Dr. Teresa Kurz


Meridith-Dunbar Early Childhood Academy