Every new school year brings change, and Killeen ISD just announced a change in leadership at three of its schools going into the 2021-2022 school year.

They've also announced opportunities for people wanting to get involved in educating local students.

Let's meet your new KISD principals!

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Christina Harris

Christina Harris - KISD Photo
Christina Harris - KISD Photo

Christina Harris will be stepping up to the role of principal at Charles E. Patterson Elementary. She's a Killeen native who graduated from C.E. Ellison High School and earned her master's in Educational Administration at Texas A&M University Central Texas.

Harris is a seasoned educator of over 20 years, and has served as a teacher, AVID specialist, Campus Instructional Specialist, and Assistant Principal. Ms. Harris is currently the Director for Curriculum and Instruction at Killeen High School and prides herself in being a caring and supportive leader.

Amber Dibble

Amber Dibble - KISD Photo
Amber Dibble - KISD Photo

Amber Dibble is another dedicated educator with roots in Killeen. She attended Killeen ISD from 5th grade through high school graduation, and has been named he new principal at Maude Moore Wood Elementary School.

Ms. Dibble has most recently served at the vice principle there, and over her 15 years with the district has served as an instructional aid and teacher fore Pre-K, 5th grade, and 3rd grade students.

She earned her master's in Educational Leadership at the University of Texas Tyler, and has been heavily involved in Killeen ISD community events, family nights, and committees.

Dr. Julie Sims

Dr. Julie Sims will become the new Principal of Meadows Elementary. She comes to Killeen ISD with 11 years experience in campus leadership in Midland and Lubbock and 22 years total experience in education. She says she's eager to make Meadows Elementary a welcoming environment with plenty of opportunities for the little Roadrunners.

Dr. Sims earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Texas Tech.

Julie Sims - KISD Photo
Julie Sims - KISD Photo

Passing the Torch

With these new principals stepping in, you may be wondering where their predecessors are headed.

Latisha Williams, former principal for Patterson Middle School, was named the new principal of Robert M. Shoemaker High School last month, where she's sure to do a fantastic job.

Pam Disher, former principal at Maude Moore Wood Elementary, is retiring after 25 years of service to Killeen ISD. Thank you for all your hard work, Ms. Disher, and we hope you enjoy your retirement!

Nick Smith, former principal at Meadows Elementary, has accepted a principalship in another district so he can be closer to his family. Nothing is more important than family, so we thank you for your service to Killeen ISD and wish you well in your new school, sir.


More Positions to Fill

Killeen ISD is looking to fill other available positions for the 2021-2022 school year.

If you are in the market for a job, Killeen ISD Spokesperson Taina Maya tells BrenShavia Jordan from FOX 44 News that KISD is looking for more than just teachers.

Positions KISD is looking to fill also include instructional aides, bus drivers, school nutrition workers, and many more. To see what positions are available and how to apply, visit the Killeen ISD website by clicking HERE.

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Killeen ISD is a growing school district which, according to their website, has 32 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 4 high schools, 4 special campuses, a state-of-the-art Career Center, and an Early College High School serving approximately 45,500 students.

Killeen ISD has also recently invested $14.8 million into their employees with a 3.5% general pay increase scheduled to kick in on July 1.

With business continuing to boom in Central Texas and more people moving here, you can expect to see Killeen ISD and other local districts continue to grow. Chances are they'll be hiring, so keep your eyes peeled if you're interested in a career in education.

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