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Erin Appling named next principal of Roanoke Elementary

Erin Appling named next principal of Roanoke Elementary
A headshot of Erin Appling
Erin Appling

Northwest ISD has named Erin Appling the next principal of Roanoke Elementary School, a position she will assume after the conclusion of the 2022-2023 school year following Principal Kristi King’s retirement.

Ms. Appling joins the district from Keller ISD, where she has served as an elementary principal since 2018. She currently serves as principal of Parkview Elementary School, where she has advanced state accountability measures in three successive school years. At Parkview, she implemented AVID and Leader in Me programs that teach leadership skills and student accountability to foster success.

“I look forward to getting to know the Roanoke Ranger community, as I know a strong relationship with families is key to a school’s success,” she said. “Included in that community is the Roanoke staff, which is filled with amazing teachers and support personnel. My goal as principal is to provide our teachers with the support they need to have the best environment possible for our students and families.”

Prior to her time in Keller ISD, Ms. Appling served as an assistant principal in Birdville ISD for three years. She began her career as a teacher in Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD and advanced to become a department chair and academic coach.

In addition to her work as a principal, Ms. Appling has led professional development across feeder patterns for instructional planning and best practice strategies. She serves on various curriculum committees and serves as a mentor to principals and assistant principals within Keller ISD.

Ms. Appling earned her Master of Education degree in leadership in learning from Abilene Christian University and her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of North Texas.