New Principal Selected for Hyman Elementary

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Because of their commitment to developing the strengths and talents of their staff, Duncanville ISD didn’t have to go far to find the ideal candidate to lead Hyman Elementary as the new principal.  Melinda Turner, former Hyman Elementary assistant principal, stepped into her new role as Hyman’s principal on Tuesday, November 13 after the Board of Trustees formally accepted the campus selection committee’s recommendation. She replaces former principal Steve Hudson, who has moved to a new position within the district as Staff Development Director.

Melinda Turner

When introduced at the November Board of Trustees meeting as the new principal, Melinda received a standing ovation from several Hyman staff members who were present. Melinda joined Duncanville ISD as a teacher at Alexander Elementary in 2002, teaching third and fourth grades and special education resource. She was selected to represent Alexander as their campus Teacher of the Year in 2008. Her strength as an instructional leader started her on the path to serving as an administrator. In 2009 she was selected as one of the district’s first Design Coaches, working with teachers to design engaging student work. Melinda then took those strengths to Hyman Elementary as Assistant Principal in 2010.

Melinda began her career in education in 1998, and worked for Houston and Coppell schools before coming to Duncanville ISD.  She earned her BS from Stephen F Austin State University in 1995, and her masters degree in Education Administration from Lamar University in 2009.  She holds certificates in Elementary Self-Contained and Reading, Generic Special Education, and Principal EC-12.