February 21, 2019
Feb. 21, 2019—Dr. Jennifer Bell, director of instruction at Salyards Middle School, was named the new principal at Kirk Elementary School on Feb. 21. Bell replaces Onica Mayers, who was named the director for professional staffing and employee relations in January.
Bell is currently in her 19th year in education. She began as a teacher in Keller and Roosevelt school district in Texas and the Vail School District in Arizona. From 2007-2010, she served as strategic learning specialist and coordinator at the University of Arizona’s Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques Center.
Bell joined CFISD in 2010, serving as a teacher at Kirk Elementary and Bleyl Middle School.
She moved into administration in 2012, becoming the academic achievement specialist at Salyards and an assistant principal two years later. Bell assumed her current role as director of instruction in 2015.
Bell received her Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Students from Texas Tech University, a Master of Educational Administration from the University of North Texas and a Doctor of Educational Leadership from the University of Arizona.
“I am honored to serve as the lead learner and principal of Kirk Elementary,” Bell said. “I am excited to build relationships with the Tiger staff, students, parents and community. I look forward to continuing to build the learners of today who will be the leaders of tomorrow. I am thrilled to be returning to the Kirk Tiger family.”