The Northwest ISD board of trustees Monday named Jennifer Alexander the executive director of student services.
She replaces Cindy Brown, who will retire in August.
Alexander has served as the district’s assistant director of special education since 2010.
For 14 years before that, she worked in NISD as a special education supervisor, educational diagnostician and a special education support teacher.
Prior to joining NISD, she was a special education teacher and a speech therapy assistant in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD.
“I am thrilled to begin this new chapter in my career at Northwest ISD,” Alexander said. “I have a passion for public education, parent and community relationships, curriculum development and successful student outcomes. This position allows me to focus on my love of student learning.”
Alexander will earn her doctorate at Nova Southeastern University in May 2014. She has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from the University of North Texas.
She has served as an instructor for crisis prevention (CPI) and a Texas Behavior Support Intervention (TBSI) trainer. Alexander has been selected for numerous leadership roles in Northwest ISD such as campus leadership teams and the National Institute of School Leadership.
“Alexander is uniquely qualified for this position,” said Superintendent Karen Rue. “I am confident in her abilities, and I look forward to seeing her excel in this leadership position. She has been instrumental in coordinating services for students through K-12 and has built strong relationships with campus leaders and parents.”