El Paso Independent School District Superintendent Juan Cabrera approved the appointment of three new principals at different Northeast schools.
The appointments are for Terrace Hills and Bassett middle schools, as well as Nixon Elementary School.
Christopher Smith is the new principal at Terrace Hills Middle School. Mr. Smith has served as the interim principal at Terrace since 2015. A former military police officer, Mr. Smith has served as a teacher and assistant principal in EPISD, and previously also worked as a facilitator for schools in Northeast El Paso.
Michelle B. Kirkland is the new principal at Bassett Middle School. Ms. Kirkland has served as the interim principal at Bassett Middle School, where she previously was an assistant principal. She is a graduate of Francis Marion University and the University of Texas at El Paso, and has served as a teacher in EPISD and the Department of Defense.
Christine Miles is the new principal at Dr. Nixon Elementary School. She has served as an assistant principal at Richardson Middle School since 2012, and previously worked as a teacher and assistant principal at Morehead Middle School and an English teacher at Irvin High School. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University and New Mexico State University.