Bridgeland High School student featured in Academy Sports + Outdoors ad

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Bridgeland High School student Lane Vicknair starred in an Academy Sports + Outdoors commercial that began airing in March. The ad, titled “Home for All Baseball and Softball Needs,” is currently airing on ESPN.

Vicknair was approached based on a call to his summer baseball coach at Texas Trappers, who sent a video of him for review, a CFISD press release said. The ad was produced at The Woodlands and Richmond.

“They had me running around bases for about two and a half hours,” Vicknair said, adding that he changed baseball pants several times after sliding home. “But it was just a lot of fun. Sometimes I got a little tired from running around the bases, but overall it was a lot of fun.

-Contributed by Cy-Fair ISD

New director appointed for Truitt

Plas Williams Jr., associate principal of Cypress Springs High School, has been named the new principal of Truitt Middle School, effective May 3. Williams Jr. replaces Yvette Garcia, who is retiring in June, a CFISD press release said.

Williams Jr. has been with the district since 2009, with a total of 22 years in education. Williams Jr. earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University and a Master of Science in Computer Technology from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds a PhD in Administrative Leadership Education from Walden University.

“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as Principal of Truitt Middle School,” Williams Jr. said in the press release. “I look forward to building relationships with students, staff and the community to work towards a shared vision to help our students prepare for their future academic, behavioral and social demands. I am thrilled to be part of the Truitt family.

-Contributed by Cy-Fair ISD

Announcement of new Kahla director

Joshua Carroll has been named principal of Kahla Middle School, stepping down as vice principal of Cypress Park High School and replacing Virgil Maddox, who will retire in June.

Carroll comes to the position with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas A&M University and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Sam Houston State University.

He accepted his previous position at Cypress Park High School in 2018.

“I am honored to have been chosen to serve as principal of Kahla Middle School,” Carroll said. “I look forward to developing authentic relationships with staff, students, parents and the community. I am excited to build on Kahla’s culture of excellence where students are empowered to learn and succeed. I’m proud to be a Kahla Knight!

-Contributed by Cy-Fair ISD

CFISD named one of the best communities for music education

The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation awarded Cy-Fair ISD the 2022 National Best Communities for Music Education designation, commending them for their music education program.

Cy-Fair ISD was chosen from a group of 700 other national school districts for the diversity of their educational services.

“The CFISD Music Department is once again honored to receive the award for one of the best communities for music education,” Mary Running, Director of Fine Arts, said in a district press release. “This national award recognizes the exceptional work of our music teachers and all students. CFISD is fortunate to have the support of a wonderful administration and community that values ​​the importance of music in public education.

-Contributed by Cy-Fair ISD

LSC-CyFair appoints a new president

Valerie Jones has been chosen as the new president of Lone Star College-CyFair, effective June 1. Jones, previously associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at Lone Star College, will replace acting president and vice chancellor LSC Student Success and CEO LSC-System Office, University Park, Gerald F. Napoles.

“I am grateful to Chancellor Head for giving me the opportunity to serve as the next president of Lone Star College-CyFair,” Jones said in a college press release. “I look forward to continuing the legacy of this college by working with the talented faculty and staff to provide the exceptional educational opportunities that students and the CyFair community have come to expect.”

Jones joined LSC in 2019, serving as Vice President of Education and Director of Studies for Odessa College. She holds an Ed.D. in the policy, organization and management of education.

-Contributed by Lone Star College-CyFair

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