Tabitha Dudley has been appointed as the new principal of Fondren Elementary School. Dudley has been an educator for 10 years, serving in various roles from teacher to assistant principal. She began her career as a fourth- grade teacher at Dunbar Intermediate in Texarkana and has served HISD as a teacher and teacher development specialist. Since 2015, she has been the assistant principal at Franklin Elementary School. Dudley earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Arkansas and her master’s degree in education from University of Texas at Austin.