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Waco ISD names another four new principals

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Waco Independent School announced new principals Tuesday for four more schools, bringing the district’s count of new-principal announcements this summer to 13.

The group announced Tuesday includes Mandi Murphy, who will lead Tennyson Middle School; Christi Yourman, who will lead Lake Air Montessori Magnet School; Bonnie Trammell, who will lead West Avenue Elementary School; and John Weeks, who will lead the G.L. Wiley Opportunity Center.

Mandi Murphy

Murphy

Murphy will start at Tennyson with 16 years of experience in education, including 11 as an administrator, according to a Waco ISD press release. She most recently worked in Fort Worth ISD and has experience at both the elementary and secondary levels. She has a master’s in education from Lamar University.

 
Christi Yourman

Yourman

Yourman will move to Lake Air after working as assistant principal at Midway ISD’s Hewitt Elementary School. She has previously worked as a teacher and behavior coach and has a master’s in education from a University of Texas System school, according to the press release.

 
Bonnie Trammell

Trammell

Trammell will bring eight years of experience in education, including five as an administrator, to West Avenue. She will move from the principal position at Woodville Elementary School in Woodville ISD and has a master’s in education administration from Tarleton State University, the press release says. Trammell will take over the role at West Avenue from Weeks, who is moving to the G.L. Wiley Opportunity Center.

 
John Weeks

Weeks

Weeks has worked in the district for 20 years and has experience on both the elementary and secondary levels. He was named Waco High School Teacher of the Year in 2013, the press release says.

The other nine Waco ISD schools with new principals announced this summer are Waco High School, University High School, the Greater Waco Advanced Health Care Academy, G.W. Carver Indian Spring Middle School, Cesar Chavez Middle School, J.H. Hines Elementary School, Mountainview Elementary School, Dean Highland Elementary School and Cedar Ridge Elementary School.

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