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John Tyler principal requests new position with TISD

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler Independent School District has just announced Dr. Carol Saxenian, principal of John Tyler High School will be leaving her position at the conclusion of the 2009-2010 school year.

The decision comes after a request from Dr. Saxenian to be re-assigned within the district.  School district officials tell us Saxenian will remain employed by TISD and will be accepting a special assignment position for the upcoming year.

"TISD is appreciative of the service and commitment of Dr. Saxenian," said Debbie Kelly, Executive Director of Secondary Education.  "She will continue to be an asset to the district in her new role."

"Although my time at John Tyler has been brief, I have enjoyed my tenure as principal," said Saxenian.  "I am so proud of the students and how they represent our campus in so many ways.  I'm appreciative of the parents and community members for all of the support they have provided for me this year.  We have experienced growth and progress in a number of areas throughout the school."

During the transition, Mr. Jeff Collum, Executive Director for Student Services, will be overseeing the day to day operations of the campus.  Dr. Edd Schneider, School Improvement Facilitator, will be coordinating the academic programming for the campus and assisting with planning for the upcoming year.

TISD plans to immediately begin the formal process of searching for a new principal of John Tyler High School.   We appreciate the patience and support of staff, students and parents as we move forward.

The Board of Trustees named Dr. Carol Saxenian, a Texas educator with 23 years of experience, as the new Principal of John Tyler High School prior to the 2009 school year.  Before coming to Tyler, Saxenian served as Principal at Copperas Cove High School in Copperas Cove, Texas.  Saxenian began her education career in 1986 in Waco ISD in Waco, Texas, as a math teacher and golf coach.

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