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.
Making sure that parents feel welcomed and valued at their children’s schools is a key component of HISD’s Family Friendly Schools program, and that’s why the district’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department recently recognized four campuses for their successful implementation of that program.
Alicia Craig has been named the new principal of Fondren Elementary School. She started her career as an educator in Alief ISD, where she served as a teacher, program coordinator, mentor teacher, magnet instructor, math specialist, and most recently, assistant principal in an elementary school.
Craig earned a bachelor’s degree in science and a master’s degree in educational management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
While fellow employees are sipping eggnog, exchanging presents, or just visiting with their friends and family, some members of Team HISD will be spending most of their winter break at one of 12 schools around the city.
Those campuses, which include Fondren Elementary, Woodson K–8, and Austin, Chávez, Davis, Lee, North Forest, Reagan, Sharpstown, Jones and Worthing high schools, are conducting credit recovery programs during that two-week period to help students who are behind in their classes get caught up with their peers.