GISD Board Approves Three New Hires
Malinda Golden named Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
The Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees named Dr. Malinda Golden the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning at its regular meeting on Feb. 21, 2017. This position was formerly called the Assistant Superintendent of Academics.
Golden has 26 years of experience in public education and currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent and Chief of Staff in Leander ISD. She has overseen school improvement efforts, Information Technology systems, athletics, and risk management, and has been responsible for professional learning, campus leadership, as well as curriculum and instruction.
“We are excited about the fact that Malinda will be providing leadership in curriculum development and implementation, professional learning, instructional design and technology, and school leadership,” Superintendent Dr. Fred Brent said.
In addition to academics, curriculum and instruction, and professional learning, Golden will also be responsible for Instructional Technology, assessment and accountability, and federal and special programs.
Golden received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas, a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Science in Bio-Medical Science from Texas A&M University.
Board approves Lannon Heflin as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
Lannon Heflin has been named the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Georgetown ISD. In this position, Heflin will oversee the technology infrastructure and implementation districtwide and the integration of technology as part of regular instructional practices.
“This position combines the technology infrastructure we have built over time with the teaching and learning process that has technology embedded as an integral part of instruction. We feel this leadership role is vital in order to secure the instructional future of our students,” said Brent.
Heflin currently serves as the Director of Instructional Technology in Round Rock ISD where he directs and supervises the efforts of 60 dedicated instructional technology specialists for 51 campuses. Previously, he worked at the Education Service Center in Region 13 providing districts with best practices in instructional technology and facilitating programs that have supported district and state level initiatives. Heflin has also served as a middle school teacher, instructional technology specialist, and a lead instructional technology specialist for secondary education in Round Rock ISD.
Heflin earned a Masters of Education in School Administration from Lamar University and a bachelor’s degree in Education from Eastern New Mexico State.
Denisse Baldwin named new principal of Purl Elementary
The Board of Trustees also named Denisse Baldwin as the new principal of Purl Elementary. She currently serves as the Assistant Principal at Mitchell Elementary School.
“Denisse will strengthen and enrich student learning through innovative teaching methods that put the students’ goals for the future at the center of all learning experiences,” said Brent.
Prior to her current position, Baldwin served as the Assistant Principal at Purl Elementary, a math interventionist and third-grade teacher at Pickett Elementary, and a third-grade teacher in Grand Prairie ISD.
During her time in Georgetown, Baldwin has been selected for the Aspiring Principal Academy, mentored two staff members through Educational Leadership Internships, and was the summer school principal for Pre-K, Kindergarten and ELL students.
Baldwin received a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Texas State University and a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University.