Coahoma ISD is proud to announce that Coahoma Elementary School (CES) Principal Alison Alvarez and Assistant Principal Brynn McJimsey were recently recognized by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TESPA) for their outstanding leadership and commitment to student learning.
“This is a well-deserved honor for these two fine educators,” said CISD Superintendent Brad Cox. “CISD is fortunate to have Alison and Brynn on our administrative team to help us navigate through so much uncertainty this year to help create a safe and nurturing educational environment for our students.”
Alvarez, who has served as the CES principal for the past six years, was one of 20 school leaders named TESPANs of the Year.
“I am incredibly thankful to work for Coahoma ISD,” Alvarez said. “We have a great board, superintendent, staff, parents and most importantly, amazing students.”
Before joining the CISD administrative staff, Alvarez was the assistant principal and a seventh grade teacher at Colorado Middle School in Colorado City.
A Colorado High School graduate, Alvarez began her 17-year career in education at Colorado Middle School as an eighth grade language arts teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2003 from Angelo State University and her Master of Education degree in 2010 from Abilene Christian University. She has received her principal and superintendent certifications and is also certified to teach pre-kindergarten through fourth grade general education and fourth through sixth grade language arts and social studies.
McJimsey is the Region 18 TESPA Assistant Principal of the Year, a peer-based award recognizing administrative leaders for their commitment to student learning and exceptional school leadership.
“This recognition is an honor, especially during such a challenging and unpredictable school year,” McJimsey said. “I am blessed to be able to work with great teachers, parents, administration and students at Coahoma Elementary everyday.”
Before joining the CES administrative staff in 2019, McJimsey served as the dyslexia teacher and dyslexia coordinator for Coahoma ISD. She is a graduate of Westbrook High School and began her career in education 15 years ago as a kindergarten teacher for Colorado ISD.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary child development and learning and her master’s degree as a reading specialist from Angelo State University in 2006 and 2009 respectively. She received her administration certification from Lamar University in 2014 and is certified to teach early childhood pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. She holds a certification as a reading specialist for grades kindergarten through twelfth.
Later this year, TESPA will announce the 2021 National Assistant Principal of the Year for Texas who will be chosen from among the 20 regional honorees. TESPA is a member owned and governed organization with more than 5,900 members who direct the activities of more than 3 million pre-kindergarten through eighth grade children.