Principals selected for 2 upcoming Pflugerville ISD campuses currently under construction

Pflugerville ISD on May 1 announced Jorge Franco will serve as the first-ever principal at the district's seventh middle school. The middle school, which is currently under construction, will open to students in fall 2021. (Rendering courtesy Pflugerville ISD)
Pflugerville ISD on May 1 announced Jorge Franco will serve as the first-ever principal at the district's seventh middle school. The middle school, which is currently under construction, will open to students in fall 2021. (Rendering courtesy Pflugerville ISD)

Pflugerville ISD on May 1 announced Jorge Franco will serve as the first-ever principal at the district's seventh middle school. The middle school, which is currently under construction, will open to students in fall 2021. (Rendering courtesy Pflugerville ISD)

The two newest campuses in Pflugerville ISD now have administrative leadership heading into the 2020-21 school year.

PfISD announced May 1 that principals have been appointed to posts at the district’s upcoming middle school and elementary school. Those campuses, to be named at a later date, are being built concurrently on a combined site off Weiss Lane in eastern Pflugerville and will be open to students in fall 2021, the district said in a news release.

The district announced Reese Weirich, the current principal of Murchison Elementary School, will take over leadership at the new elementary school.

Weirich has served as principal at Murchison Elementary since 2011, according to the district, and worked as an assistant principal at the same campus four years prior to that.

“Reese has been a highly successful principal in this district for a long time now, and I believe she has the kind of leadership that can create a collaborative and passionate culture of learning from the start,” PfISD Superintendent Douglas Killian said in a May 1 news release.


Jorge Franco, the current principal of Westview Middle School, will be the first principal at the upcoming PfISD middle school.

Franco spent four years as a middle school teacher before moving to his position at Westview Middle, where he has spent the last two years, PfISD stated in the news release.

Both Weirich and Franco will maintain their roles at Murchison Elementary and Westview Middle, respectively, in the 2020-21 school year while also working to build their staff at the upcoming campuses, according to the school district.

A new principal at Pflugerville Middle School was appointed by the school district, PfISD announced May 1. Philip Clayton, who currently serves as principal at PfISD’s Provan Opportunity Center, will serve as the next principal of Pflugerville Middle.

Clayton has worked at PfISD since 2014, serving in positions at Kelly Lane Middle School, Pflugerville High School and the Provan Opportunity Center—PfISD’s alternative middle school. From 2007-14, Clayton worked for Round Rock ISD, PfISD said in its May 1 news release.

PfISD stated May 1 it will now immediately work to find replacements for all of the positions left vacant by these appointments.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.