Matrice Raven named principal of Chisholm Trail Middle School
Matrice Raven named principal of Chisholm Trail Middle School
Posted on 06/27/2017
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Matrice Raven
Matrice Raven

Northwest ISD trustees have approved the promotion of Matrice Raven to principal of Chisholm Trail Middle School in Rhome, elevating a respected assistant principal at the school to the role.

“It is my honor to recommend Matrice Raven as principal of Chisholm Trail Middle School this evening,” said Dr. Ryder Warren, superintendent of schools, to school board members at their June 26 meeting. “She has been serving as the assistant principal for the campus since 2014. She has extensive knowledge of the campus, the students, the families and the community. She will continue making a strong influence in this capacity.”

Ms. Raven replaces Justin Vercher, who recently accepted the principal position at Northwest ISD’s Peterson Elementary School. Prior to joining Chisholm Trail, Ms. Raven has served as an assistant principal and gifted and talented specialist at Dawson Middle School in Carroll ISD and an English language arts teacher at Handley Middle School in Fort Worth ISD.

“I am thrilled to be able to lead our Chisholm Trail Middle School Bulldogs as principal,” Ms. Raven said. “This campus has been my home for the past three years, and together we have had many accomplishments. I look forward to creating new memories together and making our school the very best optimal learning environment for all.”

Ms. Raven is scheduled to graduate with her doctorate in educational leadership from Lamar University this fall. She received her master’s degree in educational administration from the University of North Texas and has a bachelor’s degree in English education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Additionally, she received her superintendent certification from Lamar University.

She was selected as a Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year Finalist in 2015. She is currently participating in the Visioning Institute AP Leadership Academy and has completed the National Institute of School Leadership program.

Ms. Raven’s new role as principal of Chisholm Trail Middle School is effective immediately.