Assistant Principals


    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am honored and excited to serve as the new Assistant Principal at Bastrop Middle School and look forward to working with our administrative team, teachers, as well as the rest of the BMS staff, in our efforts to advance the academic achievement of all students on our campus.

    My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past eight years as a English teacher and instructional coach. I graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Communications. In addition, I hold a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas, Tyler. The Bastrop community is a special place of which I am very proud to be a part of. My goal this year is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment that is safe and respectable, in order for your child to receive the best possible academic instruction. I am confident that BMS will continue to be a place where our students can learn and grow both academically and socially.

    Please stop in and say hello, as my door is always open. If there is anything I can assist you with, please let me know. You can reach me by email at

    With Bear Pride,

    Ms. Peirson

    Assistant Principal


    For the 2019-2020 school year, Dr. Jennifer Hranitzky serves students, parents and staff as an assistant principal at both Bluebonnet Elementary and Bastrop Middle School campuses.   It is her goal to support and serve all BISD students so that learning opportunities are enriched and ensured in environments that focus on making progress towards excellence.

    In public education, she been a teacher, instructional specialist, assistant principal, principal, instructional administrator, assessment & accountability coordinator, and superintendent. She has a Ph. D. in Education from Texas A&M University, along with a Master of Education, and Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.  She has a well-rounded perspective of education having worked in several Texas school districts including Bastrop ISD, Bryan ISD, Katy ISD, Austin ISD, Del Valle ISD, and Moulton ISD. As well, she has taught as the University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana, Texas A&M University and Concordia University in Austin. She has worked at all grade levels including elementary, intermediate, middle school, high school, undergraduate and graduate-level students. 

    Dr. Hranitzky believes that every BISD should have the opportunity to become a critical thinker and effective problem solver who is confident, self-motivated, and actively involved in both our Bear and Eagle communities. As assistant principal, she will work to ensure that all BISD students are fully supported so that they continue to be academically successful and socially prepared to reach high standards and make smart choices for their future pathways.  She is committed to ensuring that the spirit and pride of BISD shines brightly though the success of every BES and BMS student!  She encourages us all to be student-centered and focused on the future of every student, every day!

    Dr. Jennifer Hranitzky

    Assistant Principal