Fort Worth ISD announces new set of leaders in the district
The announcement of the three new directors comes at a time when district leaders are still looking for the next superintendent.
FORT WORTH, Texas – There has been a steady increase in rotation between superintendents and other leadership positions in the education industry in many parts of the U.S., forcing districts to cope with staff changes.
North Texas is in the midst of its own transition period. Since November 2021, 10 superintendents from 10 local school districts have announced that they will be resigning, resigning or retiring from their leadership positions.
On Thursday, the Fort Worth Independent School District announced three new principals along with seven new principals for the 2022-23 school year.
This comes at a time when the district is still looking for a new superintendent.
In January, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner announced that he would step down. His last day will be in August. In early May, district leaders organized and organized community events to learn what to expect from the next superintendent.
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Who are the new directors of Fort Worth ISD?
Of the three new directors of Fort Worth ISD, one previously held the same position, while another came from the nearby Dallas ISD.
David Paraham is the new director of Woodway Elementary. He was previously the principal resident of Dallas ISD.
Stephanie Hughes is the new principal of Lily B. Clayton Elementary. He previously served as director there and returns to his position after being a data analyst at Mitchell Boulevard Elementary.
Jose Lara is the new principal of Trimble Technical High School. He was previously a director of Lake Worth ISD.
Dexter Dotson is the new Deputy Principal of Benbrook Middle School and Benbrook High School. He was previously a professor at Dallas ISD.
Melissa Strom is the new principal of Arlington Heights High School. She was previously an instructional coach at Poly High School.
Beverly Liberato is the new deputy director of JT Stevens Elementary. He used to be a specialist in educational technology.
Sandra Saenz Huerta is the new principal of William James Middle School. She came to work after becoming a counselor at South Hills High School.
Erica Ward is the new assistant principal at Monnig Middle School. She used to be an instructional coach at OD Wyatt High School.
Jessica Tackett is the new Deputy Principal of Marine Creek Collegiate High School. She was previously a post-secondary coach at Marine Creek Collegiate High School.
Diana Garcia-Allen is the new Deputy Director of the Youth Leadership Academy. She previously taught at Kirkpatrick Middle School.