As the sound of drums reverberated off the walls of the lobby at Sterling Aviation High School, Nurse Veronica Myers instantly knew this wasn’t going to be a typical morning.
As she was cheered on by that school’s cheerleading squad, Myers was surprised with the Secondary Nurse of the Month award for May. With more than 50 nominations from Sterling’s faculty and staff, Myers was a standout nominee for the recognition.
Dimitrie Rainey has been selected as the new principal of Thomas Middle School. She most recently has served as principal of Hobby Elementary School.
Rainey has been a member of Team HISD for 15 years. She is an experienced leader, having served students and staff as a math teacher at Ryan Middle School, Blackshear Elementary School, and Hartman Middle School; and as a math coach at Cullen Middle School. She has also served as dean of students at Woodson K-8 and an assistant principal at R.P. Harris Elementary School, and principal of Alcott Elementary School. Rainey holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision.
John Flowers has been selected as the new principal of High School Ahead Academy. He most recently served as principal of Highland Heights Elementary School.
Flowers began his career at Hohl Elementary School as a second and third grade teacher. He then served as the instructional coordinator at DeChaumes and Roosevelt Elementary schools. Subsequently, he served as the assistant principal at Kashmere High School. Flowers holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Prairie View A&M University and a master’s in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.
Lea Mishlan has been selected as the new Principal of West Briar Middle School. She most recently has served as dean of instruction at Westside High School.
LaTreia Woodard has been selected as the new principal for Gregory Lincoln Education Center. She previously served as principal at Foerster Elementary School.
Woodard began her career in education as an intervention teacher in Cy-Fair ISD. Woodard taught a variety of grade levels from kindergarten through seventh grade in Fort Bend ISD and HISD. She continued to develop her leadership skills as a team leader, data specialist, instructional specialist, dean of instruction, and IAT Manager before becoming principal at Foerster.
Sandee Davis has been selected as the new Principal of Osborne Elementary School. Davis began her 26-year career as an elementary teacher at Bruce Elementary School.
Christina Jordan has been selected as the new principal of Elmore Elementary School. She previously served as principal at Fonwood Early Childhood Center. Jordan began her 28-year career in HISD as a teacher at K. Smith Elementary School.