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FISD names principals for new schools opening in 2008 (February, 2008)

New PrincipalsFISD will open four new schools in the fall of 2008 – two elementary schools and two middle schools. The following educators have been selected from an outstanding pool of candidates to lead in the opening of these new schools.

Robin Scott, currently principal of the Acker Special Programs School, has been named as principal of Stafford Middle School. An educator for 13 years, Scott joined FISD in 2002 as an assistant principal at Staley Middle School. Prior to 2002 she worked in Plano ISD as an administrator, an Academic Specialist and a Special Education teacher. Her bachelor’s degree is from TCU and her master’s is from TWU.

New PrincipalsBarbara Warner, currently an assistant principal at Staley Middle School, will be the principal at Scoggins Middle School. Warner joined FISD in 2005 as a literature teacher. Her previous teaching experience was in the Dallas ISD as a high school English and ESL educator. Her principal internship was at an elementary school. Warner’s bachelor’s degree is from Ball State and her master’s degree is from TWU.  

Susan Murphy has been named principal of Elliott Elementary School. A veteran educator of 24 years, she is currently assistant principal at Christie Elementary. Murphy has worked in FISD for 10 years, eight of those as an elementary teacher and an Accelerated Reading/Math Facilitator and Instructional Specialist. She also was the elementary summer school principal for two years. Her bachelor’s degree is from East Central University, Oklahoma; her master’s is from University of Houston/Clear Lake.

Kellie Rapp has been named principal of Tadlock Elementary School. Rapp is currently assistant principal at Smith Elementary School and also held this position at Rogers Elementary. An educator for 14 years, Rapp taught in Keller ISD prior to joining FISD in 1998 as music teacher at Rogers. In addition, she was instrumental in forming the All-City choir in 1999 and was the principal for the 2007 Elementary Summer School. Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are from the University of North Texas.