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Shannon Cunningham, has been named as the 2020-2021 Texas Middle School Principal of the Year


Posted Date: 01/14/2021

Shannon Cunningham, has been named as the 2020-2021 Texas Middle School Principal of the Year

Kirby Middle School Principal, Shannon Cunningham, has been named as the 2020-2021 Texas Middle School Principal of the Year by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP).

Cunningham was one of twenty who had been selected as a Regional Middle School Principal of the Year in August 2020. School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions. Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership.

Mrs. Cunningham, a 3-year principal, has headed the leadership team at Kirby Middle School since 2018. Before becoming principal at Kirby, Mrs. Cunningham served as an Assistant Principal at Rider High School, Interim Principal at Farris Head Start and Assistant Principal at Barwise Middle School. She had 12 years of educational experience prior to coming to work for WFISD. 

She attended North Central College in Naperville, IL and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Secondary Education. She attended University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and was awarded a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at the University of North Texas.

“I am humbled to receive this recognition,” Mrs. Cunningham said.  “I am so proud of my teachers and staff who made it easy to share and discuss their amazing work at Kirby.  Public school employees are working harder and faster than ever to help kids achieve, so to receive this recognition this year is especially meaningful.  I am grateful to the committee for selecting me for this award.”