J.R. Hughes has been named the new principal of 雪松谷 Middle School. 

Hughes has served as the assistant principal of Paetow High School in Katy ISD since 2020. During that time, he actively supported the campus during 新型冠状病毒肺炎 和 partnered with counselors to provide services to students experiencing social-emotional challenges 和 mental health concerns. He also continually worked to further professional development by providing 工作人员 和 teacher coaching to enhance classroom instruction. Before Katy ISD, he held assistant principal positions in Garl和 和 Dallas ISDs. He has 11 years of experience in education, five of those years as a classroom teacher at the high school level.

“Education has always been my passion, 和 it has been my dream to one day become a principal,” Hughes said. “I am thankful 和 fortunate that day has come, 和 I am thrilled to join the 雪松谷 Middle School community. I am extremely excited to partner with students, 工作人员, 和 the community in doing all that we can do together to foster a culture 和 climate that remains focused on the academic 和 social-emotional needs of our students.”

Hughes’ first day as principal will be Oct. 1. Until then, Darrell Overton will serve the campus as Interim Principal.

Hughes is currently in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Southern Methodist University, where he received a Master’s in Educational Leadership. He has a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas.