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AISD Board of Trustees Approves New Principal Appointments

Boone, Bowie, Burnet, Mendez and Murchison get new leaders

Austin ISD's Board of Trustees on Monday approved new principal appointments for Boone Elementary Schoo, Bowie High School and Burnet, Mendez and Murchison middle schools.
 
Boone Elementary School         
                                                           
Trustees approved the appointment of Alan Stevens to lead Boone Elementary School. Stevens had been serving as interim principal at the school.
While at Boone, he oversaw Social and Emotional Learning, Title 1 and AVID programs, as well the Creative Learning Initiative. Prior to joining that campus, he served as director of customer support services for the AISD Department of Technology. 
Stevens has also served as principal at Patton Elementary and as assistant principal at Small Middle School. 
Stevens got his start in education as a band director, having earned a Bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Texas at Austin. He also boasts a Master's degree in wind conducting from Sam Houston State University. 
 
Bowie High School      
                                                           
Trustees approved the appointment of Mark Robinson to lead Bowie High School.
Robinson most recently served as the principal at Hudson Bend Middle School in Lake Travis ISD. In that role, he guided Hudson Bend to a TMSA Schools to Watch designation three consecutive years. 
He also developed, implemented and refined a campus model for Response to Intervention that serves as a model for the Lake Travis ISD Assessment for Learning Program. 
As an associate principal at Lake Travis High School, Robinson consulted, advised and adapted a new district curriculum that aligned with state and national standards. He also served as an assistant principal at Lake Travis Middle School. 
At the University of Texas at Austin, Robinson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. He also has a master's degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.
 
Burnet Middle School         
                                                           
Trustees approved the appointment of Marvelia De La Rosa to lead Burnet Middle School.
De La Rosa most recently served as the academy director at Lanier High School. In this role, she served as an instructional leader with a focus on providing professional development aligned with the academic and social needs of students. She worked with the professional learning communities and students to accelerate instruction supporting academic success.
She also coordinated a campuswide tutoring program and successfully worked with staff, parents and the community to communicate information about the academic achievement of students. 
As an assistant principal at Lanier High School, she worked with teachers within the academy, providing instructional support. 
At the University of Texas at Austin, De La Rosa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and a master's degree in both science and educational administration.
 
Mendez Middle School
 
Trustees approved the appointment of Chris Jones to lead Mendez Middle School.
 
Jones most recently served as an assistant principal at Burnet Middle School. In this role, he worked collaboratively with teachers, staff and parents to advance the academic achievement of students and their social and emotional development. 
Previously, Jones served as principal of Mather High School in Chicago. He has also served as assistant principal at Taft High School in Chicago. 
Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from North Park University in Chicago and a master's degree in educational leadership from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
 
Murchison Middle School
The board approved the appointment of Bradley Clark to lead Murchison Middle School.
Clark most recently served as an academy director for LBJ Early College High School. In this role, he implemented standards-based grading in the English Language Arts and Mathematics departments and led campus literacy initiatives that earned a TEA distinction in ELA. Clark also worked with campus administrators and faculty in co-leading school culture initiatives, and embraces Social and Emotional Learning for supporting school improvement.
He previously served as dean of students at Dundee-Crown High School in Illinois and taught at H.D. Jacobs High School, also in Illinois.
Clark has a master's degree in educational leadership from Concordia University in Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science degree in education with a specialization in English from Southern Illinois University. 
 
 
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