Principal's Message

  • On behalf of everyone at Degan Elementary, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our website. The faculty and staff at Degan are dedicated to providing our students with meaningful and memorable learning experiences.

    We are known as the Degan Eagles. Our motto, Collaborate-Engage-Empower, is displayed daily by our remarkable students, faculty, parents, and community. We are passionate about developing the potential of each child by using a curriculum that is aligned with state standards and designed to develop higher level thinking skills and desire for lifelong learning. You are invited to join us as we continue to create memories and carry on traditions. I encourage you to take time to be involved in your child’s education. It does make a difference!

    We are a part of the No Excuses University Network. This is a group of 235 schools across the nation, committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our students are prepared to go to college if that is the decision they feel is best for them. We were the first NEU School selected from LISD and Denton county. We are one of five NEU campuses in Lewisville, nine the DFW Metroplex, and one of 50 in Texas! We are thrilled to share with our students an understanding of how to determine your passion and talents to make the best choices about colleges and careers for their futures.

    We are a learning organization who believes in the power of grit and growth mindset to accomplish our goals. We know that each child's social emotional health is as important as their academic growth. We share our experiences with other educators and look for opportunities to learn from other schools that have found ways to create success for their students.

    We look forward to a great year. We hope you visit us often. We’re anxious to meet you and welcome you to the Degan Family!

    Vanessa Stuart, Principal
    Degan Elementary
    Lewisville Independent School District


    Bachelor of Science in Education - West Texas State University
    Master of Education - Texas Tech University

    Educational Leadership (Principal's Certificate)
    Educational Diagnostician
    Elementary Teacher (1-8)
    Math (1-8)

    9 years in the classroom teaching 3rd grade, 4th and 5th grade
    6 years as an Educational Diagnostician EC-12
    7 years as Assistant Principal
    7 years as Principal