Carrie Pierce named principal of Curtis Elementary
Carrie Pierce named principal of Curtis Elementary
Posted on 02/12/2018
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Carrie Pierce
Carrie Pierce

At their Feb. 12 school board meeting, the Northwest ISD trustees unanimously approved Carrie Pierce as principal of the district’s new Lizzie Curtis Elementary School.

Mrs. Pierce has worked in Northwest ISD for the past 13 years. Currently, she is the principal at the district’s Hatfield Elementary School. Previously, she has worked at Thompson, Schluter, Hughes and Peterson elementary schools within Northwest ISD. She received a bachelor of science in elementary education and a master of arts in elementary education from the University of New Mexico.

“I am beyond thrilled for the opportunity to serve our new Curtis Elementary School community in this role,” Mrs. Pierce said. “In the coming months, we will be working to hire staff, build relationships with the community, as well as meet students and families.”

Curtis Elementary School will be located north of U.S. Highway 287, east of F.M. 156 and south of Bonds Ranch Road in the Revelstoke subdivision. The school was designed by Stantec, and it is currently being constructed by Balfour Beatty. The campus will open for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in August.

The Northwest ISD community assisted with the naming of Curtis Elementary last fall, selecting the name for Alice Elizabeth Curtis – known as “Lizzie” – the first teacher in Blue Mound School (later known as Haslet). Prior to the schoolhouse, Ms. Curtis taught children in the home of a Haslet community member. The current school site of Haslet Elementary School is the former site of Blue Mound School, according to the family of C.E. Mitchell, one of the first families to live in Haslet.

Northwest ISD trustees are in the process of reviewing proposals submitted by the attendance boundary and rezoning committee, composed of parents and staff. Trustees is expected to act on the boundaries that will affect the zoning for Curtis Elementary School at their Feb. 26 school board meeting. This spring, the district will begin searching for a new principal of Hatfield Elementary School.