The Harlingen CISD Board of Trustees approved three new principals at the June 14 board meeting.
Kimberly McCutcheon was selected as principal for Jefferson Elementary, Katy Johnson as principal for Stuart Place Elementary, and Nelda Alonzo as principal for Harlingen High School.
McCutcheon has 15 years of experience in education. For the last five years, she has served as assistant principal at Treasure Hills Elementary. Prior to that, she was a high school teacher, an elementary teacher, and a special education teacher. McCutcheon holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University, and her administrator certification.
Johnson has 14 years of experience in education. For the last four years, she has served as assistant principal at Stuart Place Elementary. Prior to that, she served as a middle school teacher for five years, an academic coordinator/instructional coach for two years, and an assistant principal for three years in Laredo, Texas. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M International University.
Alonzo has 16 years of experience in education at HCISD. For the last three years, she has served as associate principal at Harlingen High School. Prior to taking on this role, she was a classroom teacher for seven years and an administrator for nine years where she took on the roles of instructional coach and assistant principal. Alonzo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&I University, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Walden University, and a principal certification from Region One.