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Dr. Jo Ann Colson Named New Principal of Cannan Elementary

Willis ISD is proud to announce that Dr. Jo Ann Colson has been named principal of Cannan Elementary for the 2022-23 school year. Colson takes over for Kent Copley, who resigned to move closer to family.

Colson comes to Willis with 37 years of education experience - 18 years as a principal and 6 years as an assistant principal. Most recently, she was an elementary school principal for two years in Cleveland ISD. Prior to that, she was a principal in Tomball ISD for 16 years.

“We are excited to have someone with the caliber of experience Dr. Colson does join our Instructional Leadership Team,” said Trish Musick, Executive Director of Elementary Schools. “She has a heart for teachers and students and we look forward to her joining our community.”

Colson holds both a Bachelor's and Master's in Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Colson earned her doctorate from Lamar University in 2012.