Joe Dan Mills, Jr. Elementary

Announcement of New Mills Principal

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Ms. Lalla Beachum as the Principal of Mills Elementary School. Having served as the assistant principal of Clayton Elementary School for the past seven years, Ms. Beachum comes with broad experience as an elementary teacher in Houston, Texas, and in Eanes ISD, where she was recognized as Teacher of the Year.


Ms. Beachum possesses a thorough knowledge of curriculum and instruction, and has planned and facilitated professional development in a variety of areas. She is also experienced and skilled in the operation of a large elementary campus. Ms. Beachum promotes excellence in teaching and learning by being a strong and visible model on her campus. Ms. Beachum is happy to assume the role of principal at Mills Elementary School. Her work as assistant principal at a school within the Bowie Vertical Team and her familiarity with the Southwest Austin community will assist in a smooth transition at Mills.


Ms. Beachum is committed to the work at Mills and ready to continue the unified efforts of all stakeholders in building a school community focused on student success.