Four Northwest ISD school administrators honored by TASSP Region 11
Four Northwest ISD school administrators honored by TASSP Region 11
Posted on 06/14/2017
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The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals has honored four Northwest ISD school administrators as being among the top in their field and earning annual awards.

TASSP selected Chisholm Trail Middle School’s Josh Withers, Northwest High School’s Bobby Morris, Pike Middle School’s Chris Jones and the Special Program Center’s Susan Moore as the top educational administrators in their respective fields for Region 11. As a result of their accolades, each educator is now eligible for TASSP’s statewide award in his or her field.

Each honoree was chosen by peers within the region. TASSP annually recognizes the top administrators in its 20 regions before selecting statewide winners. State winners will then go on to the national competition.

Assistant Principal Josh Withers of Chisholm Trail was named Outstanding Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year for TASSP Region 11, following more than four years as an assistant principal in the district. He served as an assistant principal at Byron Nelson High School for five years and is in his first year as an assistant principal at Chisholm Trail.

Mr. Withers has more than 16 years in education, all within Northwest ISD. He began his career as a middle school math teacher at Chisholm Trail and later served as a physics teacher and varsity baseball coach at Northwest. He opened the district’s Academy of STEM before entering the administration ranks.

Associate Principal Bobby Morris of Northwest was named Outstanding High School Assistant Principal of the Year for the region, an accolade that comes after seven years in his current role. Mr. Morris has been associate principal at the school since 2010, following positions as an assistant principal, curriculum and instruction teacher, and English teacher.

He has worked to create an embedded tutorial time during the school day to support clubs, tutorials and study groups that have increased student success in the classroom. He also worked to double the number of AP exams taken by students and increase campus attendance.

Principal Chris Jones of Pike Middle School was named Outstanding Middle School Principal of the Year, a testament to the work he’s done guiding the school since 2013. In his 15 years in education, Mr. Jones has also been an assistant principal at both the middle and high school levels and has taught science and coached basketball.

As the principal of a Title 1 campus, Mr. Jones is proud of how his staff has worked to close achievement gaps between student groups and earned state distinctions in this area the two most recent school years. He has also worked to improve the school climate by ensuring every student is involved in at least one activity on campus.

Principal Susan Moore of the Special Programs Center was named Outstanding High School Principal of the Year, following her strong guidance of the school since 2014. With 28 years in education, Ms. Moore has also served as an assistant principal, coordinator for adapted physical education, special education teacher and coach.

She has previously been named the region’s Assistant Principal of the Year in 2008 and is proud of the work her DAEP campus does to ensure students acquire skills to help them successfully return to their home campuses.

Josh Withers Bobby Morris Chris Jones Susan Moore
Josh Withers Bobby Morris Chris Jones Susan Moore