Update (Aug. 2): A new principal for J.L. Long has not yet been selected, a spokesperson for Dallas ISD says. But Chandra Hooper Barnett will assist the middle school during the transition.
Chandra Hooper-Barnett is the new principal at Woodrow Wilson High School.
Hooper-Barnett replaces Michael Moran, who announced his resignation in May.
She has worked in education for over 20 years, she says in a Facebook post. Most recently, Hooper-Barnett was the principal at J.L. Long Middle School, a position she took in 2015.
She has experience in coaching athletics, classroom instruction and school administration.
In the post, Hooper-Barnett says she wants to “cultivate a culture of collaboration and inclusion with a commitment to doing our very best to help our students achieve through instructional leadership that moves every student each day towards career and college readiness.”
Luis Cardenas will be a new assistant principal at Woodrow. He has worked for Dallas ISD since 2005, and his most recent position was an assistant principal at Long.
Several other staff members are joining Woodrow for the upcoming school year, including Nicole Dickerson, the new choir director, and John Fish, the new athletic coordinator and head football coach.
The Advocate asked Dallas ISD for an update on the new Long principal. We’ll provide an update when we learn something.