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LAN creates new positions for literacy deans and names six Assistant Principals

06.30.2022 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
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Fort Worth’s Leadership Academy Network (LAN) announced the appointments of eight individuals for leadership roles at area school campuses, including two newly created positions that represent the latest effort to provide innovative direction and instruction at LAN campuses.

Deans of literacy and instructional initiatives will now lead campus instructional programs to ensure high standards of student achievement. Meagan Pride will fill that role at LAN elementary schools. Pride brings with her 15 years of educator experience and has worked within Fort Worth ISD since 2014. Serving as dean of literacy at the middle school level will be Fanny Sancen, who has 16 years’ experience serving in educator roles, including tenures at various Fort Worth ISD campuses.

The LAN’s new assistant principals are:

  • Crystelle Carr as assistant principal at the Forest Oak Middle school campus for seventh- and eighth-graders. Carr has worked as an educator within Fort Worth ISD for the past 15 years.
  • Shana Day as assistant principal at Forest Oak Sixth Grade campus. Day has been an educator for 23 years, including positions served within Fort Worth ISD.
  • Sonia Fortson as lead assistant principal at Forest Oak Sixth Grade campus. Fortson has 23 years of education experience, including several Fort Worth ISD assignments.
  • Julissa Gómez as assistant principal at John T. White Elementary. Gómez started her career with Fort Worth ISD and has 15 years of experience serving in various educator roles.
  • Krystle Marberry as assistant principal at the Forest Oak Middle school campus for seventh- and eighth-graders. Marberry has 14 years of experience as an educator within Fort Worth ISD.
  • Julie Morgan as assistant principal at Como Elementary. Morgan has 13 years of experience as an educator. She joined Fort Worth ISD in 2018.

“We are fortunate to have such talented educators and leaders in our schools. They bring a wealth of experience and a real heart for this work, and they will help us continue to support the personal and academic achievements of our students,” said Priscila Dilley, senior officer of LAN.

Established in 2019, the LAN is an innovative partnership between Texas Wesleyan University and Fort Worth ISD to sustain academic success at five previously underperforming elementary and middle schools.

About the Leadership Academies
Fort Worth ISD designed its Leadership Academies to feature highly effective educators, a heightened focus on daily academic mastery and an extended school day, among other benefits. The Leadership Academy Network, established in 2019, maintains Fort Worth ISD’s Leadership Academy model while leveraging the institutional resources of the Texas Wesleyan School of Education. Academy administrators work closely with Leadership Academy Network officers to develop customized, campus-level initiatives to help students excel and thrive. Network schools are the Leadership Academies at Como Elementary, John T. White Elementary, Maude I. Logan Elementary, Mitchell Boulevard Elementary and Forest Oak Middle schools.

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