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Thompson, Morris principals announced

Thompson Intermediate, Morris Middle School principals announced
Posted on 07/12/2018
Thompson and Morris Principals

By: Jade Wise
Pasadena ISD Communications


Tanis Griffin and Allison Lewallen were recently named principals of Thompson Intermediate and Morris Middle School, respectively, during a special called meeting of the Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees.

Griffin will take over as principal for Thompson Intermediate, following the promotion of former principal Melissa McCalla to Executive Director for Curriculum and Instruction Connect Program.

A long-time educator at Pasadena ISD, Griffin taught US History at South Houston Intermediate and Bondy Intermediate, where she also served as assistant principal.

“I’m very thankful to Pasadena ISD for all the opportunities they’ve provided me throughout  my career,” said Griffin. “I look forward to working with the South Belt community and providing a wonderful environment for all our students at Thompson.” 

Lewallen is replacing Daniel Hoppie, who was recently promoted to Executive Director for Curriculum and Instruction, as principal at Morris Middle School.

Having spent the last six years as an assistant principal at Sam Rayburn High School, Lewallen says she looks forward to continuing her career at Morris.

“I’m very appreciative for the opportunity to serve the students and staff at Morris,” said Lewallen. “This is going to be a great year, and I’m proud to be a Trailblazer.” 

Prior to her time at Rayburn, Lewallen was an instructional specialist at Dickinson High School and an AVID campus coordinator at Flour Bluff High School.



Allison Lewallen and Tanis Griffin

(L to R): Allison Lewallen and Tanis Griffin were recently recognized at a special called board meeting where they were named the new principals of Morris Middle School and Thompson Intermediate School, respectively.