When the 2019-20 school year begins on Aug. 20, several campuses will welcome new principals.
“I am super excited to welcome these campus principals to Aldine or to their new roles,” said Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney. “Each leader brings a wealth of experience in the field of education and I am eager to see what they will do for their respective campuses.”
|Tonya Porter-Brisker will be the principal of Griggs EC/PK/K School after serving as an assistant principal at Griggs. She brings 27 years of experience in the field of education to her new duty. She has also served as a second- and third-grade ELA teacher, kindergarten teacher, and counselor in Houston ISD and Aldine ISD.|
|Ida Carter is the principal of Smith Elementary School after serving as that school’s assistant principal. She brings 16 years of experience to her new position. She has served as a teacher, magnet coordinator and assistant principal in Houston ISD.|
|Nereida Ochoa will be the principal of Thompson Elementary after serving as principal of Goodman Elementary School. Ochoa brings 15 years of experience to her new assignment, and she has spent all of those 15 years with Aldine ISD. Ochoa has also served as a bilingual teacher and bilingual skills specialist.|
|LaShawn Hodge will serve as the principal of Conley Elementary School after serving as the assistant principal. She brings 17 years of experience to her new assignment. Hodge has served as teacher, academic advisor, skills specialist, dyslexia/Irlen screener, and dropout prevention coordinator in AISD.|
|Tonya Clark-Antwine will serve as the new principal of Lewis Middle School after serving as an assistant principal at Teague Middle School. She brings 12 years of experience in education to her new assignment. She has also served as a total learning curriculum teacher, and fifth-grade teacher with San Antonio ISD and Aldine ISD.|
|Jane Ocanas will serve as the principal of Eisenhower Ninth Grade School after serving as the principal of Marshall Elementary in Houston ISD. She brings 15 years of experience in the field of education. She has also served as a teacher, instructional coordinator, and assistant principal in Houston ISD.|
|Mandele’ Davis will return to her high school alma mater to serve as principal of Eisenhower High School after serving as an assistant principal at Aldine High School. She brings 19 years of experience to her new position. She has also served as a teacher, principal, community involvement specialist, and school choice manager with YES Prep, Klein ISD and Aldine ISD.|
|Dr. Yul Everline, a graduate of MacArthur High School, will serve as the principal of MacArthur Ninth Grade School after serving as dean of students at Heights High School in Houston ISD. He brings 18 years of experience to his new assignment. He has also served as a computer instructor, English teacher, coach, principal and dean of students with Houston ISD.|
|Diana del Pilar, a graduate of MacArthur High School, will serve as the first principal of Rose Avalos P-TECH School after serving as the principal with HISD’s Middle College High School. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in the field of education to the role. She has also served as a bilingual teacher and an assistant principal with Houston ISD, Spring Branch and Aldine ISD.|
|Aisley Adams was named principal of Nimitz Ninth Grade School in the spring of 2019 after serving as dean of instruction at Patrick Henry Middle School in Houston ISD. She brings 12 years of educational experience to her position. She’s served as an English Language Arts teacher, middle school teacher, adjunct professor with Lone Star College, skills specialist and curriculum coordinator with Klein ISD, Aldine ISD and Bryan ISD.|
Worsham and Goodman elementary schools will also have new campus leaders. The two schools will adopt the ACE (Accelerating Campus Excellence) model, which uses strategic staffing and a “whole child” approach to bring the most accomplished educators to the most struggling schools.
Both LaDon Ward, principal of Goodman, and Sandra Doria, principal of Worsham, were named last spring and have spent the summer planning for the start of the school year.