Tyler ISD welcomed new principals during its most recent board of trustees meeting Monday.
The board voted unanimously to approve the contracts of two new elementary school principals, a middle school principal and a new principal for John Tyler High School. Dozens of friends and fellow teachers were on hand to congratulate the new leaders.
Cassandra Chapa has been promoted to principal of Ramey Elementary School.
Chapa was previously an ESL instructional specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from St. Edwards University and a Master of Educational Leadership from Southern Methodist University.
Steven Young has been promoted to principal at Orr Elementary School. He most recently served as an assistant principal at Andy Woods and Griffin Elementary Schools.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary as well as a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from The University of Texas at Tyler.
Young will be taking over for Tara Brown Hinton, who is moving to Boulter Middle School as its new principal.
Hinton holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Texas at Tyler and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin University.
She has been principal at Orr since 2015.
Chanel Howard-Veazy will be taking over as principal at John Tyler High School. Outgoing principal Dr. Kenneth Gay has moved into a position as the district’s Executive Director of Administration.
Howard-Veazy is coming from Sealy ISD where she served as executive director of curriculum and an instruction.
She spent most of her 24-years in education at Dallas ISD as principal of Lincoln High School, Fred Florence Middle School and Thomas Tolbert Elementary School.
Howard-Veazy holds a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Grambling State University as well as a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.