The board approved Emily Craig as the assistant superintendent of secondary school leadership and support. She will be replacing Jeff Stocks in that role, as he will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year. The new principals include Thea Wofford for Exley Elementary School, Tanya Heard for Rylander Elementary School and Jason Brown for Williams Elementary School.
According to a press release from the district, Craig has 25 years under her belt with the district. She has worked at Katy High School, Memorial Parkway Junior High School and Woodcreek Junior High School. Craig was named principal of the year in 2021 by the district and currently serves on the board for the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals.
The release said Wofford will be returning to Exley, where she first worked in 2005. She also spent time working at Adams Junior High School and Alexander Elementary School as assistant principal during her time at both schools. Heard has almost three decades of teaching experience with two years in KISD as assistant principal at Mayde Creek High School, the release said. Brown has been teaching with the district since 2003. Since 2008, he has held the roles of assistant principal at Exley and Holland elementary schools.
The approval comes just over a month after the district selected Sanée Bell on March 28 to be the new assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. Her prior role was executive director for secondary teaching and learning.