During the April 8 Mesquite ISD Board of Trustees meeting, the following promotions were approved for the 2019-20 school year board the board, Melisssa Smith - Principal, Vanston Middle School, Malori Wooten - Assistant Principal, Floyd Elementary, RoShanda Jenkins - Principal, Lawrence Elementary, and Suzanne Langston - Principal, McKenzie Elementary.
Smith began her career in education in 2005 as a science teacher and coach at Lake Highlands Freshman Center. In 2007, she joined MISD as a science teacher at West Mesquite HS. Five years later, she moved to Vanston and spent a year as an instructional specialist before taking over as assistant principal for the last six years. She earned her bachelor's in secondary education from Baylor University and master's in educational administration from Texas A&M University at Commerce.
Wooten has a total of six years of experience in education that began in Mesquite ISD, and all have been spent at Agnew. She served as a seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher for five years and has been an instructional coach for one year. She received a bachelor's in pre-professional kinesiology and a master's in educational leadership from the University of Texas – Permian Basin.
Jenkins began her 21 years in education as a sixth-grade developmental reading teacher in the Marietta City School District in Georgia. In 2003 she moved to MISD, where she taught reading at Agnew. She then taught English/language arts and served as a testing coordinator at Berry before moving into administration. For the past seven years, she has served as an assistant principal at Galloway Elementary.
Jenkins received a bachelor's in education from the University of Texas at Tyler and a master's in education from Central Michigan University. At Texas A&M University at Commerce, she completed her principal certification and is currently a doctoral candidate.
Langston is completing her 10th year in education -- all of them in Mesquite ISD. She started her career as an English teacher at Agnew for two years and WMHS for three before assuming a fourth-grade self-contained teacher position at Price. For the past five years, she has served as assistant principal at McKenzie Elementary School. She received a bachelor's in communications and secondary education from Abilene Christian University. She completed a master's in educational administration from Texas A&M University at Commerce.