PfISD announces three principal hires

May 22, 2020

Pflugerville ISD Superintendent Dr. Doug Killian and the Board of Trustees announced the hire of principals for three campuses. New leaders for Murchison Elementary, Westview Middle School and the Provan Opportunity Center will take over this summer to prepare for the 2020-21 academic year this fall. 

Pflugerville ISD veteran Carrie Quinney has been with the district for 18 years and will now lead Murchison Elementary.

Current Westview Middle School Assistant Principal Alma Ramirez was promoted to head the campus after the current principal accepted a job to lead PfISD’s Middle School #7, currently under construction.

Pflugerville Middle School Assistant Principal Brett Coleman will serve as acting principal of the Provan Opportunity Center.

Quinney to lead her first campus 
Quinney moves over to Murchison from Riojas Elementary where she has served as assistant principal since 2013. She also was interim assistant principal there for the last few months of the 2011-12 academic year. 

She started her career in PfISD as a kindergarten teacher at Delco Primary School in 2002, earning teacher of the year honors in 2005.

“I have spent my whole career in this district and believe in its mission. I love working and teaching in this district, and I am excited for the opportunity to lead one of our campuses,” Quinney said. “I look forward to the challenge of being a principal at Murchison and am ready to build on the strong culture of inclusion there."

Killian said he was happy to give someone like Quinney, who has dedicated her entire career to PfISD, an opportunity to be the next principal at Murchison.

“Carrie truly embraces our motto of passionate service in this district, and it always pleases me when I can give someone who has been in this district, and knows it so well, an opportunity to lead one of our campuses,” Killian said. “She is very deserving of this leadership role and is ready to step up and keep Murchison and its students on their successful paths.”

In addition to her experience at Riojas as an assistant principal and teaching Delco, Quinney also has served PfISD as an instructional coach at both campuses.

Quinney earned her bachelor’s degree in education from The University of Texas and has a master’s in teacher leadership from Lamar University in 2009.

Ramirez promoted at Westview
Ramirez moves up the ranks at Westview Middle School as its next principal after Jorge Franco was announced as the principal of PfISD’s next middle school set to open in Fall 2021. She brings five years of experience as an assistant principal and seven years of teaching experience.  

Ramirez served in the United States Air Force from 1998-2002 and has been in the USAF Reserves since 2002 and currently has the rank of Master Sergeant.

"I am so excited for the chance to lead Westview Middle School and am thankful for the opportunity Dr. Killian and the Board have given me,” Ramirez said. “I have learned a lot while working with Jorge Franco and believe we have a consistent positive momentum at Westview, where our Wildcats make me proud every day.”

Killian said he believes Ramirez is ready for her new role and can continue what she has helped establish at Westview that has been successful for the students and staff.

“Alma is a great fit for Westview. What she and Jorge were able to do in their first year together has shown results, and I knew she was the right person to keep that momentum going,” Killian said. “She is a proven leader, and I have faith she will be a great principal for our staff, students, and their families at Westview.”

Prior to joining the PfISD Pfamily in 2019, Ramirez was an assistant principal at Farley Middle School in Hutto ISD for three years and served the same role at William Adams Middle School in Alice, Texas. She spent four years in Alice as a teacher, three of them as a bilingual 4th-grade teacher, and also taught in San Diego, Texas.

Ramirez earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2008, and a master’s in educational administration in 2014. She has two Air Force associate degrees in information management and human resource management.

Coleman to serve OC as acting principal
Current Pflugerville Middle School Assistant Principal Brett Coleman will assume the role of acting principal of the Provan Opportunity Center after seven years with the Panthers. 

Coleman has 13 years of experience as an assistant principal also serving in that role with Round Rock ISD and Austin ISD. During his time at Pflugerville Middle, Coleman has served as a campus administrator for RAISEup Texas, AVID, College Board and AP, and coordinated the campus safety and emergency operations. He also helped facilitate positive behavior interventions and support across campus.

As a veteran of the district, Coleman said he looks forward to the chance to lead the OC and help the students grow academically and emotionally.

“I’m thankful to Dr. Killian and the Board for allowing me to serve the OC as acting principal,” Coleman said. “I believe in the mission of the Provan Opportunity Center to instill a growth mindset to all its students and help them reach their full potential as students and community members. I am looking forward to working with the students and staff to do just that.”

Killian said as a veteran of PfISD, Coleman knows what it takes to be successful as an administrator and believes he can positively impact the students and guide the staff at the OC well.

“I’m excited for Brett to be our acting principal of the Provan Opportunity Center,” Killian said. “Both he and his wife have been members of our Pfamily for a long time, and he knows what it means to passionately serve in the best interest of students. I look forward to seeing him continue to grow as an administrator in his new role.”

Prior to becoming an assistant principal in Austin and Round Rock, Coleman taught social studies in Lewisville ISD at DeLay Middle School and Hebron High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from the University of North Texas in 2001 and a master’s degree in educational administration in 2006. Coleman also served four years in the United States Navy as a maintenance technician, achieving the rank of petty officer third class.