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Board approves new hires for two vacant positions

After a brief executive session Wednesday, Breckenridge ISD Superintendent Bryan Allen announced the hiring of a new principal for Breckenridge High School. Christopher Hancock was approved by the board to fill the spot vacated by Dr. William Paul in early August.

Hancock was previously the Dean of Students at Ector County ISD in Odessa and is a certified administrator with principal experience. He was unanimously approved by the BISD board. According to Hancock’s LinkedIn page, he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Texas A&M University at San Antonio, and his Masters of Education, Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The board also approved the hiring of Patricia Gonzalez as the Assistant Principal at South Elementary. Gonzalez is from originally from Breckenridge and has recently been working within Conroe ISD.

According to Brittany Edgar, assistant to the superintendent, the tentative start date for Gonzalez is Aug. 30 and for Hancock is Sept. 1.

On Aug. 12, Sumer Russell wrote to Allen requesting that the Stephens County 4-H Organization be sanctioned as an extracurricular activity within the district. The board approved her request and Russell was also added as an adjunct faculty member for the district. Russell has served as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Agent for Stephens County since 2015. Russell’s husband, Roy, who currently serves on the BISD board of trustees, abstained from voting on the item.

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