New leadership named at some SISD schools

Several familiar faces have been named to lead Seguin ISD schools for the 2019-2020 school year.


Nikki Bittings is the new principal at Barnes Middle School. Formerly the Seguin High School associate principal, she replaces Michael Garza who has accepted an administrative position with the district.


“Ms. Bitting's servant and transformational leadership style will be an asset to the staff and students at Barnes. She has done a great job for the district during her years at Seguin High School,” said Dr. Matthew Gutierrez, Seguin ISD superintendent.


Laura Flack, principal at Ball Early Childhood Center, will transition into the principal role at Vogel this summer.


“Ms. Flack has four years experience as assistant principal at Koennecke and has served as principal for the last two years at Ball. Her comprehensive early childhood and elementary experience will help further our mission of academic excellence at Vogel,” Gutierrez said.


Rhonda Jubela, assistant principal at McQueeney ES, will transition into the interim principal role at Ball ECC.


“Ms. Jubela has three years experience as assistant principal at McQueeney and has served as an instructional coach prior. Her instructional and elementary experience will help further our mission of preparing our youngest Matadors in Seguin ISD, he said.


“Chanda Bloch has accepted the associate principal position at Seguin High School for the upcoming school year. Ms. Bloch has done an admirable job as the campus leader for the past six years at Vogel. I know that she will excel in her new role at Seguin High School,” he said.


Allison Pape will be taking on a new challenge as academic dean at Briesemeister Middle School and is currently transitioning into that role. Until recently she served as director of secondary education and advanced academics.


“Allison will be working closely with Dr. Ben Grijalva and the AJB learning community to ensure success and growth for all Briesemeister students,” Gutierrez said.


Grijalva, along with Cassie Koehler, were named principal at Briesemeister and Koennecke Elementary School, respectively, in early June. Cynthia Moreno, formerly principal at Koennecke, is now director of human resources.


“I am confident that our new employees as well as those who have transitioned into new roles will work tirelessly to ensure that the academic needs of our Seguin ISD students are met. I look forward to their leadership and working with them to improve our academics,” Gutierrez said.