HR Lugo and Christy Johnson have been named principals at Timber Creek High School and ELC North, respectively. Both will begin their tenures this summer to prepare for the 2024-25 school year.

The details

According to a district news release, this won’t be the first time Lugo has served at Timber Creek High School. During the 2021-22 school year, he was the school’s associate principal.

Lugo has most recently served the district as principal at Keller Middle School since 2022.

Lugo’s other roles in education, according to the news release, include:
  • Assistant principal in Northwest ISD from 2018-21
  • Teacher and administrator in Hesperia Unified School District in California, where he worked for 16 years
Johnson has served Keller ISD since 2006 and also has several years of experience with early childhood education, the release states.

According to the news release, Johnson’s positions in Keller ISD include:
  • 2006-08, assistant principal at Heritage Elementary School
  • 2008-14, principal at Heritage Elementary School
  • 2014-16, principal at ELC North, then known as Keller ISD Early Learning Center
  • 2016-21, principal at ELC South
  • 2021-24, early childhood program director for the district
What they’re saying

"It is a great pride and honor to be named the principal at Timber Creek High School,” Lugo said. “I am excited and ready to serve the falcon family. It is my goal to help the creek rise to the next level of excellence through communication, collaboration and connection. I look forward to continuing the legacy of learning at the creek."

“I am excited for the opportunity to return to ELC North and work more closely with Keller ISD’s youngest learners and the educators that care for them each day,” Johnson said. “Mr. Rische has done such an amazing job at the school, and I’m hoping to continue to build upon the fun and nurturing learning environment we create for our students.”

A closer look

The news release states that Lugo earned his Bachelor of Arts from New Mexico Highlands University and a Master of Arts in secondary education from Chapman University.

Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Education in educational administration from The University of Texas at Arlington, according to the news release.