Melissa Schools welcomes Kenneth Wooten as the new principal at Melissa High School, beginning with the 2016-17 school year. The Melissa Schools Board of Trustees unanimously hired Wooten at the April 18 regularly scheduled Board meeting.
Wooten currently serves as the principal at Nacogdoches High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University and has served as an educator for 22 years, including the last 12 years in high school administration.
“It’s a tremendous honor for me and my family to join Mr. Murphy and the team at Melissa Schools,” Wooten said. “I look forward to serving the students, staff, parents, and community as we all work to empower our students to reach their potential. In a fast growth district it’s crucial that a solid foundation of core values and purpose be established as decisions tend to happen quickly. I’m delighted that the Melissa Schools leadership has had the foresight to create such a foundation designed to put students first. I look forward to meeting the Melissa family very soon!”
Dr. Robert Rich, Deputy Superintendent at Melissa Schools, added, “Mr. Wooten was the unanimous recommendation from a campus-based committee after the group saw several highly qualified candidates. We’re all very excited for the future of our students and Melissa High School under Mr. Wooten’s leadership and experience.”
Wooten’s transition planning will begin immediately. The community is encouraged to watch the Melissa Schools website and social media for upcoming opportunities to meet Wooten and his family.
For more information: Contact Maddie Coe, Community Relations.