“I am very proud of these three highly capable administrators,” said Micheal French, Terrell ISD Superintendent. “They have all earned these new opportunities, and I believe these changes will make our district stronger.
Brenda Navaja will begin the 2019-2020 school year as the Furlough Middle School Principal after one year as Gilbert Willie Elementary Principal and three years as Terrell High School Assistant Principal. Navaja, who has dedicated 23 years of her life to public education, looks forward to building upon the experiences she has already gained during her time at TISD.
“I want to thank Superintendent French and the school board for the opportunity to serve at Furlough Middle School,” said Navaja. “I will take the experiences from Gilbert Willie Elementary and Terrell High School with me and continue to build strong relationships with the students, staff, and community as we set a new standard of excellence in TISD.”
Dr. Juan Solis, who has faithfully served the students, teachers, and families of Terrell High School for the past five years, will assume the role of Director of Human Resources and Student Services beginning May 2019. Solis will work under the leadership of Stacey Ellis, Terrell ISD Executive Director of Human Resources and Student Services at TISD’s central office. Solis shared that while he will always treasure his time spent at Terrell High School, he looks forward to expanding his service to the entire District.
“I will miss my kids and my staff at Terrell High School, but I know they will be in great hands with Jay Thompson as their leader. I am excited and blessed to have the opportunity to work in the HR department for Terrell ISD.”
After spending five years as the principal at Furlough Middle School, Jay Thompson will transition into the role of Terrell High School principal. Thompson, who has 14 years of experience in public education, eight of which were in administrative roles, says stepping into this position has been a professional goal of his for years.
“I look forward to helping educators grow professionally and supporting them through their own personal growth,” said Thompson. “I am extremely excited to be given the opportunity to walk our students across the final stage of high school and encourage them through their first steps into adulthood.”
Congratulations to these three outstanding District leaders. We look forward to another bright year at Terrell ISD.