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Little Elm ISD

Epps named coordinator of human resources

The Little Elm school board recently approved the superintendent’s recommendation for Cleota Epps, associate principal at Little Elm High School, to serve as the coordinator of human resources.

Epps has been an administrator on campus since 2011 and has served as summer school principal for two consecutive years.

She has led the development of the master schedule for students, supervised campus counselors and planned several campus-wide events.

She joined the district in 2005 as a French teacher and has served as the foreign language department chair for many years.

In 2008, Epps was honored as the Little Elm ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Epps earned her bachelor’s degree in French and in Spanish from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and a master’s of educational administration from Lamar University in Beaumont.

Davis named district’s first CTO

The Little Elm school board approved the superintendent’s recommendation to hire Holly Davis, executive director of instructional technology for Atlanta Public Schools, as the district’s first chief technology officer.

Davis will lead the Little Elm school district technology department and combine the instructional technology and the technology departments under one umbrella within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

While serving with Atlanta Public Schools, Davis assisted with opening a virtual academy, acquiring a learning management system, supporting online professional learning for staff and the conversion of campus libraries to digital media service centers.

Davis served as executive director of technology in Burleson ISD from 2009-12 where she led a team of 20 staff members including technicians, trainers and teachers.

During her tenure, the district brought new schools online and expanded network architecture.

Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in business education from the University of Central Oklahoma and a master’s in educational administration from Tarleton State University. She also holds administrative certifications in Texas.

During the same board meeting, Trustees approved Phase II of the district’s Digital Learning Initiative that will deploy 1,500 Google Chromebooks to all students in sixth through eighth grades for the 2013-14 school year.

In 2012-13, the district deployed 1,500 MacBook Air laptops to students in grades nine through 12.


Northwest ISD

AMP students receive state medals

Students from the Academy of Medical Professions recently traveled to Galveston to compete in the state Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA).

Junior Ashley Humphries received first place in clinical specialty, and junior Lyndee Crawford placed fifth in medical photography.

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