Wes Vanicek was named the new principal for Georgetown High School during the Georgetown ISD board of trustees meeting June 20.
Vanicek currently serves as an assistant principal at Coppell High School. Prior to that Vanicek was an assistant director at Coppell ISD's New Tech High School and worked as a biotech educator, according to a news release from the district.
“Wes brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the design of engaging learning experiences that fosters critical thinking and collaboration using real-world scenarios so that students aren’t merely memorizing information, but actually applying what they learn,” GISD Superintendent Fred Brent said in a statement. “His background in developing innovative instructional strategies with a focus on developing positive and appropriate relationships with students is perfectly aligned with the work that’s already underway at GHS."
Vanicek has a bachelor's degree in biology as well as a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M University.
The Georgetown ISD board of trustees named Terri Conrad as the director of CTE/College and Career Readiness in the Department of Academics during the June 20 meeting.[/caption]
The board also named Terri Conrad as the director of CTE/College and Career Readiness in the Department of Academics during the June 20 meeting.
Conrad joined the district in 2008 as an Advanced Placement physics teacher at GHS. She later became an assistant principal and is currently the associate principal at GHS.
She has a bachelor's degree in cognitive science and neuroscience from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in educational psychology from The University of Texas. She is pursuing her doctorate degree in school improvement at Texas State University, according to the news release.
As director of college readiness, Conrad will facilitate districtwide planning for college and career pathways and certification offerings as well as lead academic programming for CTE and dual credit courses, and support the curriculum department with advanced academics and pre-AP and AP course development, according to the news release.