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JISD Approves the Hire of Three New Administrators

The Joshua ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hire three new administrators

 

for the 2020-21 school year during the regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, May

 

18.

 

JISD Chief of Administrative Services Corey Hickerson

 

Corey Hickerson was approved to become the district's Chief of Administrative

 

Services. He will oversee Operations, Child Nutrition, Transportation, Club eXcel and

 

Health Services, Safety and Security. Mr. Hickerson is an alumnus of Joshua High

 

School and most recently served as the Principal of Buffalo High School in Buffalo ISD.

 

As Principal, Mr. Hickerson helped lead his campus to the highest A-F ratings in the

 

county, maximized the athletic enrollment, CTE enrollment, and focused on a daily

 

intensive instruction period. He has also served in various other roles including as an

 

assistant principal, teacher, and coach for other districts. Mr. Hickerson received his

 

Masters of Business Administration from Tarleton State University and his Bachelor of

 

Science at Texas State University.

 

CGE Principal Tanya Chernow

 

Tanya Chernow was approved as the new Principal at Caddo Grove Elementary. Mrs.

 

Chernow is currently the Assistant Principal at Elder Elementary. She previously served

 

as the Assistant Principal at Loflin Middle School. At both campuses, she served as the

 

504 Coordinator and T-TESS Appraiser. Mrs. Chernow also served as a teacher in

 

Crowley ISD. She received her Master's in Education in Teaching and Administrative

 

Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington. She received her B.A. in

 

Communications from Vanguard University in California. Mrs. Chernow made the

 

Dean's Honor List at both universities.

 

PCE Assistant Principal Jennifer Leonard

 

Jennifer Leonard is the new Assistant Principal at Plum Creek Elementary. She comes

 

to Joshua from J.R. Irvin Elementary in Midlothian ISD, where she was a Fourth Grade

 

Teacher. While at Midlothian ISD, Ms. Leonard used data to help with individualized

 

learning and appropriate content focus in small group instruction, along with Response

 

to Intervention. She also provided innovative learning by integrating technology to

 

support the 1:1 initiative and 21st-century learning. Ms. Leonard was also a

 

Kindergarten teacher at Irving Elementary, and received her Bachelor's of Science in

 

Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M Commerce, graduating with Cum Laude

 

Honors. She received her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the

 

The University of North Texas.