Northwest ISD names principal for V.R. Eaton High School

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
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A Rockwell ISD administrator will take over the reins of Northwest ISD’s third comprehensive high school.

Dr. Carri Eddy

At its meeting Tuesday, the school board named Dr. Carri Eddy principal of V.R. Eaton High School.

“It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Carri Eddy … ,” said Northwest ISD Superintendent Karen Rue. “Dr. Eddy is highly thought of in her current school district, Rockwall ISD. She brings with her the knowledge of opening secondary campuses and insight on building a school culture and community. We are thrilled to welcome her to the NISD family.”

Currently Eddy is the director of secondary campus services in Rockwall ISD, where she has served since 2005 as principal of Utley Middle School and associate principal of Rockwall Heath High School.

Eddy has worked in Forney ISD and Mesquite ISD for nine years as a teacher, high school assistant principal, fine arts coordinator, registrar and safety officer.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the students, staff, parents and Eaton High School community in developing the traditions that will make Eaton High School one of the best high schools in Texas,” Eddy said. “I cannot wait to meet the students who will fill the halls and learn about their individual talents and dreams.”

Eddy earned doctorate and master’s degrees in education administration from Texas A&M Commerce. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Texas-Arlington.

Eddy was named a ‘Top 5 Finalist’ for the HEB Excellence in Education Award for Secondary Principal of the Year in 2012-13.

EHS is named in memory of Wise County resident and rancher V.R. Eaton. He is the father of Messenger publisher Roy Eaton.

Eaton served as a member on the first Northwest ISD school board and assisted in the organization of the district’s consolidation.

The school will open in August 2015 with ninth and 10th grades only, totaling approximately 1,000 students.

A grade level will be added each year until EHS has ninth through 12th grades in the 2017-18 school year.

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