New leaders of four McKinney ISD schools have been announced.

The details

Justin Penio will serve as the principal of McKinney North High School.

Penio has 18 years of experience in education with 12 years of administrative experience and recently served as an associate principal of Allen High School, according to a district news release. He succeeds Jae Gaskill who was recently announced as the district’s director of career and technical education.

“I believe that our shared commitment to forming positive relationships throughout our entire school community while providing the best educational experience for our students will foster a thriving educational environment while supporting all students, staff and families,” Penio said in the release. “Every student deserves access and opportunities at school to reach their full potential and achieve success.”

Inetra Nelson, longtime principal of Minshew Elementary School, has been named the principal of Malvern Elementary School.

She has 24 years of experience in education with 14 years spent at the administrative level, according to a district news release. Growing up, Nelson attended Finch and Burks elementary schools, and Faubion Middle School, and she graduated from McKinney High School.

“I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity to join the Malvern family and excited to work alongside the Red Hawks educators,” Nelson said in the release.

David Hodum will transition from the principal of Evans Middle School to principal of McKinney Boyd High School. Hodum has 15 years of education experience and has served in various MISD schools as a science teacher, instructional coach, curriculum writer, assistant principal and principal.

“I am thrilled to come back to serve as principal at McKinney Boyd High School, where I started my career,” Hodum said in the release. “I look forward to preserving Boyd’s traditions, supporting academic achievement and extracurriculars, and keeping this magnificent school as special as it always has been.”

Karime Terrazas will serve as principal of Webb Elementary School.

Terrazas has 24 years of experience in education with 17 years in administration, according to a district news release. She has served in Irving, Lewisville and McKinney ISDs.

“I want to express my commitment to the journey that lies ahead,” Terrazas said in a letter to Webb families. “I will work tirelessly to ensure we have the greatest school in McKinney ISD for your children and their future.”

What else?

Irma Garcia was named MISD’s senior director of elementary teaching and learning. Garcia has 17 years in education, all served in McKinney, and has worked as a math teacher, instructional coach and the MISD coordinator of secondary math.

Becky Jackson will serve as the MISD director of data and analytics. She has 22 years in public education and has served as a math teacher, instructional coach and school improvement coordinator.