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Carrie Pierce named principal of Perrin Elementary School

Carrie Pierce named principal of Perrin Elementary School
A headshot of Carrie Pierce
Carrie Pierce

Carrie Pierce, current principal of Lizzie Curtis Elementary School, will lead Alan & Andra Perrin Elementary School in its inaugural year, providing the campus with a longtime district leader when it opens its doors in August.

The opening of Perrin Elementary School will mark Mrs. Pierce’s second instance of welcoming students and families to a newly built school, as she has served as principal of Curtis Elementary School since its opening in 2018. In addition to serving as principal of Curtis, she previously served as principal of Hatfield Elementary School, and she has served as a teacher or administrator at four additional Northwest ISD elementary schools.

Throughout her career, including the past 19 years at Northwest ISD, Mrs. Pierce has garnered a reputation as a caring and thoughtful leader who builds lasting bonds with her community. She will soon begin the work of hiring teachers and support staff for her new school, the district’s 23rd elementary campus.

“I’m thrilled to serve the Perrin Elementary School community in the heart of Northwest ISD, and I look forward to working with our students and staff to establish traditions that will be passed down for generations,” she said. “The namesakes of our school left a mark in our school district, and I look forward to honoring their legacy further.”

Perrin Elementary School resides in Wildflower Ranch, a master-planned community off S.H. 114 and honors longtime educators Alan and Andra Perrin, who combined to serve Northwest ISD families for 50 years. Alan Perrin served as a teacher and coach at Northwest High School, while Andra Perrin served students as both a teacher and principal at the elementary level. Boundaries for the school were approved on January 9.

Though she will begin planning activities for Perrin immediately, Mrs. Pierce will continue to serve as the principal of Curtis for the remainder of the school year. Families of students who will attend Perrin can expect to receive communication from Mrs. Pierce in the coming weeks regarding the opening of their new school.

Mrs. Pierce earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in elementary education, both from the University of New Mexico.