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CFISD names new principal for Copeland Elementary School

Stefanie Berger, assistant principal at Copeland Elementary School, was named the new principal at Copeland on May 16.

May 16, 2022Stefanie Berger, assistant principal at Copeland Elementary School, was named the new principal at Copeland on May 16. Berger replaces Ann Melancon, who will retire in June.

Berger has 18 years of experience in education, with all but four coming in CFISD. Her career began as a fourth grade language arts teacher in Spring ISD. She moved to CFISD in 2004, serving three years as a classroom teacher at Copeland before serving one year as a language arts helping teacher for the district.

Berger went to Hairgrove Elementary School in 2008, spending one year as a language arts instructional specialist before moving to Owens Elementary School where she served as a reading interventionalist for two years. She moved to Fiest Elementary School in 2013, serving three years as a dyslexia and reading interventionalist. During her time at Fiest, Berger participated in the district’s Aspiring Administrator Institute.

She then moved to Emery Elementary School, serving one year as a language arts instructional specialist.

Berger moved into administration in 2017, accepting her current position at Copeland.

During her tenure as an assistant principal, Berger served as a summer school principal and just recently completed CFISD’s Aspiring Principal Institute.

Berger earned her Bachelor of Science in Academic Studies with a specialization in English from Sam Houston State University and Master of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University.

“I feel honored and blessed to continue to serve Copeland and the community as the new principal,” Berger said. “Copeland holds a special place in my heart. The staff, students and families are truly what makes Copeland the best.”