New principals brought on board at Connally, Weiss high schools

Weiss High School football field
On June 25, Pflugerville ISD announced new principal hires at two of its high schools, including Weiss High School. (Courtesy Pflugerville ISD)

On June 25, Pflugerville ISD announced new principal hires at two of its high schools, including Weiss High School. (Courtesy Pflugerville ISD)

Two of Pflugerville ISD’s high schools will have new principals heading into the 2020-21 school year.

The school district announced June 25 a handful of administrative changes have been made at Connally High School, located at 13212 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, and Weiss High School, located at 5201 Wolf Pack Drive, Pflugerville. Both of those administrative changes include new principal hires.

"Both Connally and Weiss have made great strides in the past several years under the current administrative leadership, and I know that the unique strengths these leaders bring to the table will help both Connally and Weiss move to the next level,” PfISD Superintendent Doug Killian said in a June 25 announcement.

Paula Gamble will assume the role of principal at Connally High, according to PfISD’s June 25 news release.

Gamble has worked at six school districts during her career in education, including stops at Round Rock ISD and Hutto ISD, according to the school district. In 2004, Gamble was named the dean of students at Park Crest Middle School, where she also later served as principal. She also served as assistant principal at Hendrickson High School for PfISD and most recently worked for the district as principal at Weiss High. Gamble was the first ever principal for Weiss High, which opened in fall 2017, according to PfISD's website.

Sheila Reed, the new principal at Weiss High, has worked at Connally High for more than a decade, serving as associate principal and principal at the district’s southernmost high school. Prior to working at Connally High, Reed worked as an administrator and fourth-grade teacher for Austin ISD.

According to the district's June 25 announcement, both principals will move with members of their administrative teams, including those serving as associate principal, assistant principals, lead counselor and college and career advisor.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include more information.
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.


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