Sheila Henry, Raul Moreno and Ty Davidson to lead principals
Austin ISD welcomes three new team members-Sheila Henry is the new executive director of high schools, Raul Moreno will serve as associate superintendent of middle schools and Ty Davidson is now executive director of middle schools.
Sheila Henry--Executive Director of High Schools
Henry, principal of LBJ Early College High School, was named principal of the year for high schools of AISD in 2016. At LBJ, she has implemented social and emotional learning and college success classes focused on well-being and character education traits. She also opened one of the district's initial early college high schools.
"While I will miss the campus, faculty, staff, students and the great community that I served for a little more than eight years, I know this new and exciting opportunity will allow me to connect on a larger scale," said Henry.
Prior to her years at AISD, she was a principal and assistant principal in Palm Beach County, Fla. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Florida Memorial University and a master's degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
Raul Moreno--Associate Superintendent of Middle Schools
Since 2014, Moreno has been the area executive director at Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District. In that position, he supervised several campuses, including junior high schools and elementary schools. Prior to being area executive director, he was executive director of assessment, research and evaluation at the same district, where he supervised the director of assessment and accountability, director of guidance and counseling and coordinator of college and career readiness.
In AISD, Moreno has been a principal of Paredes Middle School and assistant principal of Travis and Johnston high schools and Webb Middle School.
"I am extremely honored to be able to serve the great educators, students and parents of Austin ISD," said Moreno. "I am excited about the opportunity to return to Austin to help the district achieve its mission of excellence by educating the whole child, providing a safe and nurturing environment, and delivering a high-quality education to every student. I look forward to building relationships with all stakeholders as we work together to help all students reach their full potential."
Moreno has a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in education both from Sul Ross State University.
Ty Davidson--Executive Director of Middle Schools
Davidson currently serves as principal of Travis Early College High School, where the school earned five academic distinctive designations from the Texas Education Agency this year. He has also worked as principal intern and academic director at Crockett High School. As assistant principal intern and a teacher at Dobie Middle School, Davidson was the campus lead in Blueprint Initiative, which moved the campus from unacceptable to acceptable.
"It has been an honor serving as the instructional leader of the Travis ECHS community for almost a decade. The students and staff have set the highest bar of success in our history and should be proud of their hard work. Although it was an extremely difficult decision, I will always be a part of the Travis family, even as I move into a role that supports more students in our district," said Davidson.
Davidson has a bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree in education administration from Texas State University. He also has his school management and leadership certificate from Harvard Graduate School of Education / Business School.