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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




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.