From left to right: Chad Phillips, CTHS assistant principal; Dr. Karen Hickman, deputy superintendent of academic achievement; Jessica McCoy, CTHS assistant principal; Dr. DeeAnn Powell, superintendent of school; Fleming; Dr. Steve Fullen, associate superintendent of campus development and Kristi White, CTHS assistant principal.
Principals Norma Penny, Lomax Middle, and Steve Fleming, Lewis Career and Technical High School, have been selected as the Elementary/Middle and Secondary Principals of the Year for 2017 by the Pasadena Independent School District.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. DeeAnn Powell and several district administrators delivered the news Monday afternoon by surprising the honorees at their campuses.
“Through their outstanding leadership, hard work, dedication and collaboration with employees, our principals give students an opportunity to be successful,” Powell said. “We congratulate you for your service and thank you for all you do for students in Pasadena ISD.”
The winners were selected by district and campus administrators for their excellence in leadership.
Penny has been at Pasadena ISD for over 20 years, serving first as a teacher and then a counselor at Miller Intermediate. In 2003, she took a position as an assistant principal of Thompson Intermediate before ultimately taking her current role as principal of Carter Lomax in 2007.
“As a principal, I love having the opportunity to serve our students, teachers and community at Carter Lomax,” Penny said. “I work with an amazing school family, and together, we have created a school culture where children feel safe, are inspired and become self-directed learners.”
Fleming has been making an impact on the students of Pasadena ISD since 1989. He began his career as a science teacher at Pasadena High and took an administrative role as an instructional specialist in 2000. Fleming changed roles again when he became an assistant principal at Pasadena Memorial from 2003-2011. It was that year that he took on his current position, becoming the first principal of Pasadena ISD’s career and technical high school, Lewis CTHS.
“Being a principal gives me so many opportunities to invest in and impact the lives of students and staff every day,” Fleming said. “I am blessed and honored to serve with the wonderful, caring staff at CTHS who love their students and want the best for them.”
Penny and Fleming will be recognized at the 2016-2017 Region 4 Education Service Center Principal Recognition Ceremony April 5 at Hotel ZaZa.
From left to right: Dr. Steve Fullen, associate superintendent of campus development; Lela Mills, Lomax assistant principal; Penny; Dr. DeeAnn Powell, superintendent of schools; Dr. Karen Hickman, deputy superintendent of academic achievement and Jay Forrest, Lomax assistant principal.