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School Board approves key positions

He is a graduate of McCollum High School but he will soon cross Military Drive to take over Harlandale High School. Fred Anthony was named Principal of HHS during the School Board meeting on July 15. He had been serving as the Principal at Terrell Wells Middle School for the last two years.

 Trustees made several other key assignments Monday night:

·        Eddie Rodriguez will serve as Principal of the Early College High School, which is set to open in the fall of 2014;

·        Lillie Christensen was appointed as the Evening Administrator of Frank Tejeda Academy, overseeing the Extended Learning Center;

·        Brent Johnson becomes the district’s Fine Arts Coordinator;

·        Matthew Simonds will move from HHS to fill the role of Science Coordinator within the Curriculum and Instruction Department; and

·        Christopher Ramirez was named Transportation Coordinator.


Other personnel recommendations approved:

·        Maria Dillard, Adams ES, PreK-3 Bilingual

·        Janelle Keller, Adams ES, 2nd Grade

·        Deserie Rangel, Bellaire ES, 5th Grade

·        Lori Marie Castoreno, Carroll Bell ES, 5th Grade

·        Jason Essig, Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Facilitator

·        Sandra Jordan, Frank Tejeda Academy, Social Studies

·        Lilly Chapa, Harlandale MS, Physical Education

·        David Garces, Harlandale HS, Social Studies

·        Luis Nieto, Harlandale HS, Counselor

·        Thomas Wagner, Harlandale HS, Assistant Band Director

·        Valerie Suniga, Leal MS, Science

·        Jeannae Bierstedt, McCollum HS, Speech

·        Shelby Burton, McCollum HS, Social Studies

·        Amanda Gomez, McCollum HS, Math

·        Janice Garces, Stonewall Flanders ES, 1st Grade

·        Lucresia Vinton-Lopez, Stonewall Flanders ES, Nurse

·        Pamela Flores, Stonewall Flanders ES, 3rd-5th Grade Math

·        Georgina Gonzalez, Wright ES, 2nd Grade

·        Diana Gamillo-Villegas, Wright ES, Pre-K