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WISD Leaders Assume New Roles for 2015-2016

Willis, TX, July 20, 2015 – Patricia Musick, the 2014-2015 principal at A.R. Turner Elementary assumed the role of Director of Elementary Education on July 6, 2015. Musick has served in the leadership role at Turner for the past two years, achieving two Distinction Designations in the 2014 Accountability Ratings.

Musick fostered positive relationships with staff, students, parents and community members. She believes that communication is the key to administration and achievement of district goals.

She holds a Master of Education and has served as a principal in a variety of school settings including Goose Creek and New Caney ISD. A veteran classroom teacher, Musick also served as an assistant principal at Turner from 1999-2001.

Doug Anderson assumes the leadership role vacated by Musick at Turner Elementary.  With 28 years of experience in education, his background includes teaching, coaching, and administrative work.  He has led the Stubblefield Alternative Academy for the past two years.

He believes that strong parent involvement enhances the success of any school and strives to foster those essential community relationships.  He is passionate about creating an environment where students continually strive for improvement.

Willis High School Assistant Principal Tanya Maddin was tapped to become the principal at Stubblefield. She has over 20 years of experience in education as a math and science teacher as well as assistant principal at Turner and WHS.

Maddin holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Sam Houston State University. Her goal is to apply strong ethical values, a flexible attitude, and listening skills to her role as instructional leader of her campus.

“We are pleased to fill leadership roles from within the Willis ISD educational community,” stated Superintendent Tim Harkrider.  “Doug, Trish and Tanya have a wealth of knowledge that will help our district continue to pursue academic excellence and student success.”