CFISD names new assistant superintendent
August 2, 2012—Ify Ogwumike, the principal at Hamilton Middle School, has been named the new assistant superintendent for student services. Ogwumike replaces Deborah Stewart, who was named the associate superintendent for human resources and student services in June.
Ogwumike has 20 years of experience in education, all in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. After beginning her career as a substitute teacher for three years, she came to CFISD as a special education teacher at Hamilton Middle School. Ogwumike taught five years prior to being promoted to assistant principal, serving nine years before being named the director of instruction at Cypress Woods High School in 2006. She served at Cypress Woods from July 2006-January 2007, accepting the position of Hamilton Middle School principal in January.
Ogwumike received her Bachelor of Science in political science from Weber State College in Utah, and her Master of Education from Prairie View A&M University.
“It has been a distinct privilege to serve the students, parents and community of Hamilton Middle School for the past 21 years. The experience I have gained will be invaluable as I continue to support our students and great district in this new capacity, and I am thankful for the opportunity.”