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Argyle ISD Names New South Elementary Principal

haynes principalJuly 20, 2023

Argyle ISD has named Kristen Haynes as the new Argyle South Elementary School Principal.

Haynes is an experienced campus administrator and has served the past five years as an Assistant Principal at South Elementary, Argyle Intermediate and Hilltop Elementary. She helped guide the successful opening of South Elementary last year and has 17 years of experience in public education.

Haynes replaces Dr. Dawn Jordan, who became Argyle ISD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction in June. Since she arrived in Argyle ISD in 2006, Haynes has served in the classroom as a third-grade teacher, an ESL specialist & coordinator and administrator.

“We are very excited to announce Kristen Haynes as the next campus leader at South Elementary,” Argyle ISD Superintendent Dr. Courtney Carpenter said. “She has valuable leadership experience and was instrumental in building the foundation of excellence at South. We are looking forward to the continued growth and success of all Eagle students and staff under Mrs. Haynes' leadership.”

Haynes has also been an integral part of many district leadership teams and district-wide committees including the Strategic Plan Committee, District Leadership Team and Crisis Team.

“I am excited to continue my journey in Argyle ISD as Principal of Argyle South Elementary,” Haynes said. “I will work collaboratively with the staff, students, and parents to maintain the success of our opening year.”