Deana Harrell Accepts CHS Associate Principal Position
Wilson Elementary Principal Deana Harrell has accepted the new role of Coppell High School Associate Principal. She has 12 years of teaching and administrative experience, 10 of which she spent in Coppell ISD. Deana began with the district in 2000 as a 3rd grade teacher before accepting her first administrative role as an Assistant Principal for Pinkerton and Town Center Elementary in 2004. She then went on to become the Wilson Elementary Principal in 2006.
Ms. Harrell attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where she earned a B.S. in Reading, Biology and Early Childhood Endorsement in 1996 and a Masters of Education in Reading with a Gifted Endorsement in 2000. She also earned a second Masters degree from Texas Woman's University in Educational Administration in 2006 and, is currently pursuing a Doctorate in the prestigious Cooperative Superintendency Program at the University of Texas at Austin.
During her time in CISD, Deana has contributed greatly to the success of the district through her service on the 2003 and 2009 district Strategic Planning Committees. During her time at Wilson, she worked to move the campus towards 21st Century teacher and learning by utilizing and accessing resources to provide additional instructional technology to grade level teachers, designing and implementing the Dual Immersion Spanish/English Language Program.
When talking about her new position at CHS, Ms. Harrell said, “I'm excited to have the opportunity to support the new Academy initiative at Coppell High School. It's a program that will allow students to fully engage in their high school courses while preparing for the future. I'm looking forward to working together will all teachers, students and parents to ensure all CHS graduates are career and/or college ready.”
Coppell ISD is now forming a committee to look at internal candidates to fill the principal position at Wilson Elementary.