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Aledo ISD names new members of the Bearcat Leadership Team

May 13, 2022

Aledo ISD has named seven new members of the Bearcat Leadership Team, including the director of special programs, the associate principal of the new AISD Early Childhood Academy, an instructional technology coordinator, a math coordinator, and three instructional specialists.

“We are excited to build upon what is already a strong Bearcat Leadership Team with these experienced educators,” Superintendent Dr. Susan Bohn said. “These new Bearcats fill important roles and will impact students everyday. I look forward to learning from them and watching them grow in these roles.”

Margaret Bloodworth will be the district’s new Director of Special Programs. Bloodworth has been the Special Education Facilitator for Carroll ISD since 2021. Prior to that, she was an educational diagnostician in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD from 2008 to 2021. Bloodworth was a middle school inclusion and resource reading teacher at Stevens Middle School in the Crowley ISD from 2002 to 2004, a middle school inclusion teacher at Austin Middle School in the Irving ISD from 2000 to 2002, and a middle school resource math and language arts teacher at TJR Middle School in the Nacogdoches ISD from 1999 to 2000. Bloodworth has a bachelor’s from TCU and a masters in special education from Texas Woman’s University. 

“I am thrilled to join the Bearcat Leadership Team as the new Director of Special Programs,” Bloodworth said. “This district has a reputation of excellence that has been evident throughout the interview process. I am excited and committed to developing relationships and building on the district's current successes. It will be my honor to serve the students, staff and families in Aledo ISD and the Special Programs department as we work together to carry out the vision and mission of #growinggreatness in the district.”

 

Christy Tolbert has been named the Associate Principal of the new Early Childhood Academy. In this role, Tolbert will also lead the district’s English as a Second Language (ESL) and summer programming. Tolbert has been an assistant principal at Kings Manor Elementary in New Caney ISD since 2016. Prior to that, she was a Pre-K, kindergarten and second-grade teacher at Kings Manor (2004-2016) and also at Second Baptist Church, Brookridge Day School and Rayville Elementary. Tolbert has a bachelor’s from the University of Louisiana-Monroe and a masters in bilingual education with an emphasis on ESL education from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

“I am so thankful for the incredible opportunity to join Aledo ISD and the Early Childhood Academy,” Tolbert said. “It is so exciting to know that I will be able to work with staff and families to provide experiences that allow our youngest students and ESL students to develop a love for learning and foundation for future success.”

 

Tim Huynh has been named as an instructional technology coordinator. Huynh has been a digital learning coordinator for the Denton ISD since 2020. Prior to that, he was an instructional technology trainer in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD from 2018 to 2020 and an instructional technology specialist in Denton ISD from 2017 to 2018. Huynh also taught sixth grade science at McMath Middle School in the Denton ISD from 2012 to 2017. Huynh has a bachelor’s from the University of North Texas and a masters of education in educational leadership from Texas Woman’s University.

"My family and I are beyond excited to be joining an exceptional school district and being part of the Bearcat family,” Huynh said. “This opportunity is such an honor for me, and something I feel passionate about. I am excited to help drive Aledo ISD’s instructional goals in a digital context to positively impact our students’ learning experience."

 

Deanne Torres has been named as the district’s math coordinator. Torres has been a middle school (6-8 grade) math interventionist for Aledo ISD since 2021. Prior to that, she taught math at McAnally Intermediate from 2014 to 2021, and she was a fourth grade math and science teacher at Spicer Elementary in the Birdville ISD from 2012 to 2014. Torres has a bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Arlington. 

“I am thankful for the opportunity to serve Aledo ISD students and staff as the Math Curriculum Coordinator,” Torres said. “The foundation that our math department has is solid, and I am excited to help build upon our tradition of excellence. I look forward to working alongside teachers and staff to continue #growinggreatness in Aledo ISD.”

 

 

Paula Vidaurri, Michelle Whitehead and Cathy Williams have been named instructional specialists for Aledo ISD. 

Vidaurri has worked in Aledo ISD since 2002, most recently as an English/language arts intervention specialist and previously as a middle school English/language arts teacher . Vidaurri also taught ninth grade American history in the Owasso ISD in Owasso, Oklahoma, from 2001 to 2002. Vidaurri has a bachelor’s from the University of North Texas.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Curriculum and Instruction team as an Instructional Specialist,” Vidaurri said. “I am thrilled to serve our middle school Bearcat students at both campuses next year, and I cannot wait to collaborate with and support some phenomenal reading/language arts teachers as we perfect literacy instruction, empower students, and build our professional capacities as educators and members of our professional learning community.”

 

 

Whitehead has been an intervention specialist at AHS and Daniel Ninth Grade Campus since 2021. Prior to that, she was a math teacher at the Early College High School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (2020-2021), at Fossil Ridge High School in the Keller ISD (2017-2020), at Brewer High School in the White Settlement ISD (2016-2017) and at Harvest Christian Academy (2011-2016). Whitehead was also a math specialist at Bransom Elementary in the Burleson ISD from 2008 to 2011. Whitehead also has adjunct math faculty experience at Tarrant County College (2005-present), Texas Wesleyan University )2018-2021), the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2019-2020), Crown College (2019-2020) and The King’s University (2018-2019). Whitehead has a bachelor’s from Texas A&M University and a master’s in math and math teaching from Texas Woman’s University.

“The educators of Aledo ISD and the Aledo community have been so supportive and welcoming to me this year, and I have quickly grown to understand that the wonderful people of Aledo are the reason why this is such a sought-after and growing community,” Whitehead said of her first year in the district. “ I hope to use my 20 years of math teaching and leadership experiences, educational background and passion for serving others to continue supporting teachers and helping students grow! I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Curriculum & Instruction Team in Aledo ISD, and I look forward to another amazing school year.”

 

Williams has been a department chair and history teacher at Aledo High School since 2017. Prior to that, she was an assistant principal at Pine Tree High School in the Pine Tree ISD from 2014 to 2017. Williams was also a history teacher at Pine Tree High School from 2007 to 2014, a history teacher at Calallen High School in the Calallen ISD from 2005 to 2006, a high school history teacher and coach in the Bossier Parish Schools district in Bossier City, Louisiana, from 2003 to 2005, and a middle school teacher and coach in the Baton Rouge Parish Schools district in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from 2001 to 2002. Williams has a bachelor’s from Murray State University and a master’s of education in administration from Lamar University.

“I am so excited for this wonderful opportunity to work with Stuard Bearcat students and to collaborate with and support the amazing teachers at Stuard Elementary as they continue to grow greatness in our littlest Bearcats,” Williams said.