J.L. Long Middle School. Photo by Renee Umsted.

J.L. Long Middle School has a new principal, a 14-year veteran of Dallas ISD.

During his time with the district, Amir Boroujerdi has been a teacher and coach at Woodrow Wilson High School, a hearing officer and student services coordinator at the central office, a principal intern at Skyline High School and Pinkston High School, and an assistant principal at Moises E. Molina High School, according to his LinkedIn. He’s proficient in English, Spanish and Farsi, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and literature from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his MBA from Hardin-Simmons University.

Boroujerdi is replacing Chandra Hooper-Barnett, who is Woodrow’s new principal. The Advocate reported earlier this year that Hooper Barnett would assist Long during the transition.