New Appointments Emphasize Proven Leadership

New Assignments Emphasize Proven Leadership
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April 19, 2017Three accomplished Amarillo ISD educators will move into new leadership roles within the district in the coming months. The shift in leadership is spurred by the retirement of two administrators and creates opportunity to leverage the talent and experience of current staff.

In assignments announced Tuesday, Tascosa High School Principal David Bishop will become the District’s new Chief Leadership and Support Officer, filling a vacancy opened by Stan Chatman, who retires after 21 years in AISD. Filling the role Bishop will vacate at Tascosa High School is John Smith. He currently serves as principal of Bowie Middle School and is a former THS associate principal.

Bonham Middle School Principal David Vincent will become Amarillo High School’s new principal.  Longtime AHS principal Mark Webster is retiring, along with his wife who is also an AISD educator, after 35 years of service.

Bishop, Smith and Vincent have a combined 60 years of experience as educators in AISD, each serving as teachers or leaders at different schools across the district.  “These assignments reflect the longstanding commitment to develop and retain proven leadership in our district,” said AISD Chief Human Resources Officer Doug Loomis. “That district-wide experience develops a dynamic perspective for a district this size. It reflects the kind of spirited leadership we want as all of our campuses work in accord on behalf of our students.” 

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