Celina ISD announced five positions recently filled in the district.

The details

Laura R. Carter was named the new transportation services director, and Catherine Gregory will serve as the district’s coordinator for professional learning, according to a news release. Carter and Gregory both began their roles Nov. 27.

Carter joins CISD with more than 35 years in Texas public schools and recently served as the assistant transportation director of Rockwall ISD. She also has experience in Greenville and Royse City ISDs, the release states.

“She brings best-in-class practices for student transportation, as well as a strong customer service background,” Superintendent Tom Maglisceau said in the release. “As our district continues to experience exponential growth, we know Laura will be able to help our district serve our current students while preparing us for the future.”

As professional learning coordinator, Gregory will carry out professional development aligned with the district’s goals, the release states. She previously served as Allen ISD’s coordinator for strategic initiatives and was a math teacher in Wylie and Rockwall ISDs.

“As our district continues to grow and our student needs vary, we want to ensure our teachers and staff have the professional development necessary to ensure every Bobcat reaches their full potential,” Maglisceau said.

What else?

The district realigned two positions with the Teaching and Learning Department, which will allow for a stronger pre-K through 12th grade curriculum, the release states. Lisa Burgin will serve as the director of teaching and learning. She previously served as the director for elementary education and has more than 30 years of experience in education.

Lei Ann Stovall was previously elementary literacy coordinator and has moved to coordinator of literacy for pre-K-12. She has been in education for 28 years and has served in CISD for 12 years, the release states.

One more thing

Raquel Pierce will serve as the CISD’s central office new receptionist and administrative support to the district’s business and technology services. She has been in CISD for three years and previously served as the administrative assistant of Martin Elementary School.