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Principal's Message

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Welcome Home UP Panthers!


I am thrilled to be in my fifth year as principal of University Park Elementary School.


Working closely with parents, PTA, faculty, and staff every day to create a safe and nurturing environment for every student is a true joy for me. My top priority is to create an environment where students love to learn and are excited to come to school each day.


University Park Elementary School has such a proud tradition of excellence and I am honored to be here to continue that tradition. The staff is truly dedicated, the parents are so engaged and the students are absolutely outstanding!

This is going to be a great year for the UP Panthers!  Please feel free to let me know if I can be of help to you in any way at any time as we work together to ensure the success of our students.


Candace Judd, UP Principal

Just a little about me:


My husband Tom and I have three children, Sydney, Hannah and Sam. Our two girls both attend Oklahoma State University and our son attends Texas Tech.


I earned both my bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas Tech. Since beginning my career as an educator, over the past 30 years, I have served as a music teacher, classroom teacher, instructional specialist, assistant principal, and principal.