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PISD Board Notes for 04-19-21 trustee meeting


Volume IV | April 2021
Board Notes
The Princeton ISD Board of Trustees meets monthly. Board meetings are typically held on the third Monday of each month and open to the public. Here are highlights from the April 19 meeting.
Because of continued growth, the school board voted Monday night to increase the number of teaching positions for the upcoming school year, with most of the additions providing extra support for special populations.
Head powerlifting coach Neal Tull brought his state powerlifters to the Monday night board meeting, where they were recognized for their achievement.
The Lady Panthers finished in 11th place overall out of 45 teams in the 5A small school state powerlifting meet.
Caroline Speer placed 5th overall in her division after PRing in all three lifts to finish with an 880-pound total.
Natalie Walker won her 114-pound division, and was also awarded Most Outstanding Squat (330 pounds) and Bench (175 pounds) and was awarded Most Outstanding Lifter from the 97- to 165-pound class with an overall total of 825 pounds. She also was awarded the THSWPA $1,000 academic scholarship, and she will be added to the THSWPA Hall of Champions as a 4-time state champion.
Board OKs hiring of additional administrator for Lovelady High
PISD trustees approved the recommendation to hire a second assistant principal for Lovelady High School. Karissa Samuel, Ed.D. will join Jerry Quinton as an additional AP to assist Lovelady Principal Javonna Bass.
Dr. Samuel has 12 years of experience in education and comes to Princeton from Mesquite ISD, where she served as a Career and Technical Education facilitator after spending time as CTE department chair and a business marketing instructor.
She graduated from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She earned her MBA in marketing and finance from the University of Phoenix and her doctorate in supervision, curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M University - Commerce. She lives in McKinney with her husband and their two children.
Sebastian Silva
Adilene Coronado
4th-grade science fair winners recognized at board meeting
Despite being interrupted by a winter storm, organizers say the districtwide 4th-grade science fair was a success, and two of the top students were recognized during the board meeting Monday night for their excellent experiments in either physics, chemistry or life science/biology.
The science fair winners were invited to present their hypothesis and subsequent experiments, including their findings displayed on tri-fold boards, to the trustees.
Sebastian Silva, a student at Godwin Elementary, conducted a science experiment to determine the highest quality of battery on the market.
Harper student Adilene Coronado conducted an experiment to determine which diaper was more absorbent because of its polymer content.
Both were able to confirm their respective hypothesis.