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Espinosa named NISD director

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A former Wise County principal has been named to an administrative position at the district level for Northwest ISD.

Stephanie Espinosa

At the recommendation of Superintendent Karen Rue, the school board on Monday named Stephanie Espinosa the district’s executive director of curriculum and staff development.

“Dr. Espinosa brings creativity, organization and a strong background in curriculum and instruction,” Rue said. “I am confident she will keep us on target with our focus to graduate every student future-ready.”

Espinosa has served students and families in Northwest ISD since 2007. Currently she is principal at Lakeview Elementary School and was the principal of NISD’s Seven Hills Elementary School for five years.

Her experience spans from the classroom to an assessment specialist to an assistant principal in the Fort Worth and Crowley school districts.

“I am excited to serve the students and staff of Northwest ISD in this new role,” Espinosa said. “I look forward to collaborating with teachers and principals as we strive to create life-long learners.”

Espinosa earned her doctorate in education administration from Nova Southeastern University in May 2013 and her master’s degree in education administration and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Texas Christian University.

Last year, she was one of 50 Texas principals selected to participate in a cohort of top public school campus leaders at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. As an educational consultant for various school districts in Texas and Oklahoma, she trains principals and district leaders on school-improvement models and standards-based instruction.

Espinosa will finish the school year as principal at Lakeview Elementary School. A new principal will be named before the end of the current school year.

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