Meagan White named principal of Klein Virtual Academy

Klein ISD Superintendent Jenny McGown (left) named Meagan White (right) principal of the district's new tuition-free, online school, Klein Virtual Academy, in a Facebook Live event April 29.
Klein ISD Superintendent Jenny McGown (left) named Meagan White (right) principal of the district's new tuition-free, online school, Klein Virtual Academy, in a Facebook Live event April 29.

Klein ISD Superintendent Jenny McGown (left) named Meagan White (right) principal of the district's new tuition-free, online school, Klein Virtual Academy, in a Facebook Live event April 29.

Klein ISD officials named Meagan White as principal of the district's new tuition-free, online school, Klein Virtual Academy, in a Facebook Live event April 29.

As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, the new school will open with limited, open enrollment for KISD students in fourth to 12th grades as well as students from other school districts. The KVA application process for students kicked off April 23, and the school is set to open for the 2021-22 school year, pending full funding from the Texas Legislature.

"We're so excited to be able to expand the kinds of learning opportunities that we have in our school district and to be able to make sure that we can meet the specific desires, passions and interests of all of our families and all of our students through this new exciting opportunity," Superintendent Jenny McGown said during the Facebook Live event.

White earned her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University followed by her master's degree from Lamar University. She joined KISD as a teacher in 2010 and was named KISD's Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2014. White has worked in school administration since 2014 and is currently in her fourth year as principal of Blackshear Elementary School.

White has three sons, two of whom are enrolled in first and fourth grades in KISD. She is also currently enrolled in an online superintendent certification program through Lamar University.


"I am so excited about the KVA because it's an opportunity to think outside of the box [and] create unique, innovative learning experiences for our students," White said during the Facebook Live event. "I've already begun learning as much as I possibly can about virtual learning so that I can really try to make this the best program that we can possibly offer. True virtual learning in this environment will look much different than the hybrid learning with Klein Online that we have experienced this year. As a current online learner myself, I look forward to creating some really awesome learning experiences for the students of KVA."

For more information about the KVA, click here. Questions may also be emailed to [email protected].

By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.