The New Caney ISD board of trustees at its June 21 meeting promoted a pair of internal employees to administrative roles within the district.

NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert announced that Porter Elementary School Principal Nicole Land would be taking over as the district’s human resources director, while Donda Slaydon, Porter High School dean of instruction, will take over the role of principal of Porter Elementary School.

“We’re excited to see the things you’ll each do in your new position, and it’s always exciting to promote and grow from within,” Calvert said during the meeting. “It’s always nice when we can do that, so thank you all for your service in the past, and we’re looking forward to all of the exciting things in the future.”

Land has worked in education for 13 years after receiving a master's degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Slaydon has been with the district for 20 years, during which she worked with special programs with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction.