BISD Hires New Executive Directors for School Leadership and Special Programs | Education
The Bryan School Board recently approved the hiring of two superintendents, one in special programs and the other in school leadership.
Both positions were unanimously approved at the district school board meeting on June 20.
Principal of Jones Elementary School, Linda Montoya, will enter district administration as the new executive director of the school administration. She will be one of three, sharing the title with Crystal Goodman and Brian Merrell.
Montoya will be in the leadership role for the majority of the district’s 14 elementary schools, including Jones. Goodman will take care of the remaining middle schools and elementary schools, while Merrell will focus on high schools, said Matt Kennedy, the district’s assistant director of communications and marketing.
“Jones will forever be my home,” Montoya said in a press release. “Now I will always be involved in the lives of our Panther families and will also host several other Bryan ISD families.”
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Superintendent Bryan Ginger Carrabine said in a statement that the trio of positions will allow for more focused support for campuses.
Kennedy said the school’s third executive director position was not new, but a restructured position vacated by Kelli Norgaard. Norgaard had served as the school’s executive director before leaving the district last year to focus on her private business.
Montoya has spent her entire career at Bryan Schools, Carrabine said after the endorsement, and served as Jones’ principal for 11 years.
Prior to serving as principal at Jones, Montoya was principal of Henderson Elementary School and director of special education for the district.
During the meeting, Carrabine called Montoya “another proven leader” in the district.
“I can’t wait for her to get into this position,” Carrabine said.
Jennifer Warren will serve as Executive Director of Special Programs at Bryan of Midland School District where she served as Executive Director of Special Services.
During the meeting, Carrabine announced that Warren had previously served as the director of special programs in the Corsicana school district and had experience as a special education compliance coordinator, including deaf education. , and in the direction of the campus as deputy director.
“She comes to us with first-hand knowledge and in-depth experience of all facets of special education and special programs, including early childhood,” Carrabine said. “We are thrilled to have her join the Bryan ISD team.”
Kennedy said the position is a new title for an existing position in the district. In her role, Warren will support special education, bilingual, dyslexia and early childhood programs, allowing Associate Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Barbara Ybarra to focus on broader elements of the district.