A new school year is upon us, and some new faces have joined the local districts. 

Goose Creek CISD has hired a total of 262 new teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. Out of the new teacher hires, 53 of them are graduates of Goose Creek, according to Susan Passmore, Goose Creek CISD spokeswoman.  

There are also some new principals coming on board at Goose Creek. Renee Meyer will be heading Cedar Bayou Junior School to be its new principal. She was the former principal of Antonio Bañuelos Elementary. Carrie Smith, who was the freshman assistant principal at Ross S. Sterling High School, is replacing Meyer as Bañuelos’ new principal. Michael Curl, who had been Cedar Bayou Junior’s principal, moved on to be the principal at Kingwood Middle School. 

In March, Adrienne Tesar was chosen to be the new principal of William B. Travis Elementary. Tesar is a longtime employee of the district and was Travis Elementary’s assistant principal. She has also been an elementary teacher, and a campus instructional specialist. In addition, Brian Aiken, the former assistant principal of Robert E. Lee High School, was named the new principal of Baytown Junior School in March. 

Goose Creek CISD also has a new fine arts director - Susan Chiboroski. She previously served as the fine arts coordinator at Alief ISD. 

Phillip Morgan, the former fine arts director, has moved on to Waxahachie ISD. 

Barbers Hill ISD is starting the school year with 86 new professional and paraprofessional staff members this year. Eight of the new hires are Barbers Hill ISD graduates. 

BHISD also has a new campus opening this year. The Early Childhood Center now combines primary and kindergarten classes together. It houses pre-K students, kindergarten and first graders, according to Jami Navarre, Barbers Hill ISD spokeswoman.

Goose Creek CISD and Baytown Christian Academy start school Tuesday while Barbers Hill ISD, Anahuac ISD and Crosby ISD begin school Thursday. 

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