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New principal at Aoy Elementary named

Aoy Arnold

(AOY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -- Feb. 20, 2020) — The El Paso Independent School District today announced the appointment of Mary Arnold as the new principal at Aoy Elementary School. Her appointment is effective today.

Arnold has served as assistant principal at Aoy since 2015 after spending years as a classroom teacher and school counselor in several EPISD campuses. She replaces former principal Anabel Tanabe, who left the district last year.

“Aoy is one of our legacy schools and I am pleased that we have found a great leader in Ms. Arnold,” Superintendent Juan Cabrera said. “I am sure her experience, coupled with her understanding of the community around Aoy, will help teachers and students continue the positive achievement record at the school.”

Arnold has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas and master’s degrees in counseling and educational leadership from Webster University and the University of Texas at El Paso.

Her classroom experience began as a tutor at Moreno Elementary and then as a second grade and kindergarten teacher at Crockett Elementary, where she later served as a counselor.

Arnold is a former Crockett Teacher of the Year and a graduate of the 21st Century Principalship Academy.

Story by Gustavo Reveles