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Jennifer Higgins named next principal of Chisholm Trail

Jennifer Higgins named next principal of Chisholm Trail
A headshot of Jennifer Higgins
Jennifer Higgins

Northwest ISD has promoted Jennifer Higgins to become principal of Chisholm Trail Middle School, elevating a veteran assistant principal at the campus to the role. Ms. Higgins brings a wealth of experience as both a teacher and administrator in her more than 25-year career in education.

For the past seven years, Ms. Higgins has served as an assistant principal within Northwest ISD, for six years at Eaton High School and the past year at Chisholm Trail. In her role, she has mentored new assistant principals, trained administrators in the teacher evaluation system, and supervised multiple core subjects and programs.

Ms. Higgins said she is excited to continue supporting the students, staff and families in the Chisholm Trail community as it is expected to experience significant growth in the coming years.

“Chisholm Trail Middle School holds a special place in my heart, and I love my daily interactions with the students and staff,” she said. “I look forward to continuing to provide our teachers and staff with the support they need for our students to thrive and confidently advance to high school and beyond.”

Prior to joining Northwest ISD, Ms. Higgins served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal for the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity program in Germany from 2003 to 2017. She also has experience as a teacher in Killeen ISD and Arizona’s Tombstone Unified School District.

In addition to her work in the classroom and school offices, Ms. Higgins has actively expanded her knowledge in the education field through professional development for leadership including the National Institute for School Leadership and Leadership for 21st Century Schools. Additionally, she has presented several training initiatives to teachers and education administrators on the topics of curriculum, writing and leadership.

Ms. Higgins earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from Kansas State University. She also holds an education administration certification from Tarleton State University.