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Board of Trustees Approves Hire of New Principals
photo of Terrence Chase

Terrence Chase will be the principal at Daniel Intermediate School. Mr. Chase has been with the district for 22 years, starting his educational career as a teacher at Acton Elementary School then Daniel Intermediate School. He then transitioned to counseling at Reed Middle School then Duncanville High School. He was most recently the assistant principal at Brandenburg Intermediate. Mr. Chase has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado, a Master of School Counseling from Amberton University and Principal Certification from Lamar University.

Rahien Williams

Rahien Williams will be the principal at Summit Education Center. Mr. Williams has been with the district for 14 years and in education for 16 years. He most recently served as an assistant principal at Reed Middle School and was previously an assistant principal at Duncanville High School. Mr. Williams is a graduate of the district’s Principal Leadership Academy and an ambassador for the Inspiring Leadership Academy. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the College of New Rochelle and a Master of Education from Lamar University.

Jessica Linwood

Jessica Linwood will be the principal at Acton Elementary School. Ms. Linwood comes from Dallas ISD where she served as an educator for more than 20 years. Her most recent role was as an assistant principal at Ann Richards STEAM Academy. Ms. Linwood has also served as assistant principal and principal at other Dallas ISD campuses. She has taught at the elementary level and has led in different capacities at the elementary, middle and high school campus levels. Ms. Linwood has a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education from the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Tanya Jones

Dr. Tanya Jones will serve as an Elementary Principal. Dr. Jones comes from Richardson ISD where she was an instructional coach at Richardson West Arts and Technology Magnet Junior High School. She has also worked in Irving ISD as a teacher and administrator. Dr. Jones has 11 years of K-12 campus administration experience and five years of central administration experience. Dr. Jones has a Bachelor of Arts in English education and a Master of Arts in PK-12 educational administration from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Doctorate of Education in educational leadership from Dallas Baptist University.