June 25, 2018 – Three veteran educators with a total of 63 years of experience in schools were appointed Monday as principals of three of Killeen ISD’s middle schools.

    Superintendent John Craft announced the appointments of Latisha Williams as principal of Patterson Middle, Rhea Lynn Brooks Bell as principal of Manor Middle, and Alan Gawryszewski as principal of Rancier Middle.

    “Strong, effective leadership is critically important to the success of schools, and these three veteran educators have many years of experience leading students,” Dr. Craft said.

    Williams began her career in education in 1999 as a teacher and coach at Nolan Middle School. Since 2016 she has been assistant principal at Patterson Middle. From 2004-2016 she was head girls’ basketball coach at Killeen High School. Prior to 2004, Williams served as a teacher and assistant coach after having started her career at Nolan Middle.

    Bell began her career in education in 2002, serving as a social studies teacher for four years at Ellison High School and Killeen High School. She has been the director of high school curriculum and instruction at Ellison High since 2011 and served in 2017 as a summer school principal in KISD. Bell was a teacher and mentor at Ellison 2007-2008 and teacher at Killeen High 2006-2007.

    Gawryszewski began his career in education in 1990 as a teacher and coach in Culberson County ISD. He has been assistant principal of Killeen High since 2013 and was assistant principal of Harker Heights High School from 2007-2013. He also served as a director or co director of summer school in KISD for six years through 2017. He previously was a teacher and coach in Kerrville, Yorktown and Victoria.

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