Next principals named for Hatfield, Love elementary schools
Next principals named for Hatfield, Love elementary schools
Posted on 05/14/2018
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At their May 14 regular meeting, Northwest ISD trustees approved principals at Hatfield and Love elementary schools for the 2018-19 school year.

Jim Mahler named next principal of Hatfield Elementary

Jim Mahler
Jim Mahler
Northwest ISD trustees unanimously approved Jim Mahler as the principal of Hatfield Elementary School.

Mr. Mahler currently serves as the assistant principal at Northwest ISD’s Roanoke Elementary School. Additionally, he was an assistant principal at White Settlement ISD’s Blue Haze Elementary School for two years. His education career began in Northwest ISD 11 years ago, having served as a teacher at Prairie View and Sendera Ranch elementary schools.

“I am honored and excited to become part of Hatfield Elementary School,” Mr. Mahler said. “I was fortunate to begin my teaching career in Northwest ISD and have met some amazing people along the way. I look forward to meeting the staff and being able to connect with the parents and children in our community.”

Mr. Mahler received a bachelor of science in radio/television and a master of business administration from Butler University. He also holds a master of educational administration from Lamar University. As a previous Exemplar Educator in Northwest ISD, Mr. Mahler has served on many curriculum writing teams and designed and implemented various family curriculum nights and summer book club programs.

“I am looking forward to working on building upon the culture and traditions established at Hatfield Elementary,” he said. “Together, I know we can make great achievements.”

He will begin his position at Hatfield Elementary School this summer and replaces Ms. Carrie Pierce who was named as the principal of the district’s new Lizzie Curtis Elementary School.

Lisa Crosslin named next principal of Love Elementary

Lisa Crosslin
Lisa Crosslin
Northwest ISD trustees unanimously approved Lisa Crosslin as the new principal of Love Elementary School, located in Justin.

Ms. Crosslin will move to Texas from Oklahoma, where she has spent the past 25 years working in education. She has been the principal of West Field Elementary School in Edmond, Oklahoma, since 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience in education administration, including principal, special education director, guidance counselor and a Title I/federal programs director in Oklahoma and Colorado. Her education career began as an English teacher at the secondary level.

She received her bachelor of arts from Oklahoma Baptist University and a master of education from East Central University. Additionally, she received a master in educational leadership from Adams State College and is pursuing her doctorate in school administration from Oklahoma State University. She has served as a workshop facilitator for numerous organizations and conferences for Oklahoma public schools and is a Great Expectations Model School Principal. She is the recipient of various grants that focus on technology and action-based learning labs.

Ms. Crosslin will begin her leadership position at Love Elementary School this summer. She replaces Ms. Jaimie McAllister, who is relocating with her family.