New Tech High at Coppell and alternative school Victory Place at Coppell will see new principals in the 2024-25 school year. New Tech serves grades nine through 12, and Victory Place serves all grades.

The Coppell ISD school board announced Marcy Walters as the new principal of Victory Place at the March 26 meeting. At an April 8 workshop, the board announced Zane Porter as the new principal for New Tech.

Victory Place at Coppell

Walters takes over the role previously held by Cindi Osborne, who is retiring at the end of the school year. Walters brings with her 26 years of experience, serving as a bilingual educator, assistant principal and principal, said Kristen Eichel, assistant superintendent for administrative services.

Walters has been the CISD coordinator for student and staff services since 2023. She has worked with students from all backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses at both the elementary and secondary levels, Eichel said. One of her notable strengths is her bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish, which has enabled her to effectively communicate and connect with culturally diverse populations, Eichel said.

“Her extensive experience training teachers and her passion for fostering inclusive environments make her a valuable asset to our school community,” Eichel said.

Walters will assume her role for the 2024-25 school year.

“I knew from the first time that I visited Victory Place that I wanted to be a part of this exceptional campus,” Walters said.

New Tech at Coppell

Porter has worked in the district for nine years, including five years teaching English for five years at New Tech before becoming an assistant principal at Coppell High School in 2020. He was then promoted to associate principal at CHS and has held the positions since 2022, according to a district news release.

Porter received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in English from Wayland Baptist University. He is also a CISD parent.

Porter has the knowledge and passion for the New Tech education model, Superintendent Brad Hunt said.

“As a former New Tech educator, Mr. Porter understands how the campus implements its unique Project Based Learning model while providing a rigorous academic experience and supportive culture for its students that focuses on relationships and service to the school and our community,” Hunt said.