The El Paso Independent School District announced the appointment of two long-time educators as principals at the Transmountain Early College High School and MacArthur Intermediate School.
Superintendent Juan Cabrera approved the appointment of Barbara Brinkley King as the new principal at Transmountain Early College effective Monday, and Rose Ann Martinez as the new principal at MacArthur effective immediately.
“We continue to strengthen our schools by appointing principals who value student-centered innovation,” Cabrera said. “I’m confident that Ms. King and Ms. Martinez will help us further our efforts of providing a high-quality education to every student who enrolls in our District.”
King will return to Transmountain Early College after spending two years there as the Guidance & Instruction Assistant Principal from 2010 to 2012.
She most recently served as the Discipline Assistant Principal and then the Guidance & Instruction Assistant Principal at Irvin High School. She’s also served as a counselor and classroom teacher at several schools throughout EPISD. King has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Martinez has most recently served as assistant principal and interim principal at Franklin
High School and previously worked as a teacher and magnet coordinator at Silva Health Magnet High School. Her previous experience includes stints at a classroom teacher at Milam Elementary and Ross Middle, as well as the principal at El Paso Country Day School.
She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s from the University of Texas at El Paso.