Amanda Serna has been named the new principal of Grisham Middle School.

Serna has served as the assistant principal of Grisham since 2016 and, during that time, supervised the campus’ Restorative Discipline Plan/Practices, which has resulted in over 80% drop in discipline referrals over the 2018-2019 school year. Before her assistant principal role, she served as a teacher in Round Rock ISD and El Paso. She has 15 years of experience in Education.

Serna is a graduate of the District’s Team One leadership program, which provides aspiring principals with professional development to develop the skills needed in the principal role.

“I am beyond excited to continue collaborating, learning, and growing on this journey with our Grizzly Family as the new principal,” Serna said. “The Grisham Community holds a special place in my heart, and I am honored to carry on the Grizzly legacy of excellence. I look forward to continuing to build a culture of equity and high instructional standards with our staff, students, and families. We will continue to uphold our Grisham Core Values and hold each student’s academic and social-emotional needs at the center of our work as we navigate these uncharted times together.”

Serna earned her Master’s in Education Administration and a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso.

“Amanda Serna is a tremendous asset and leader to the Grisham community and has played an integral role in the success the campus has seen as a result of restorative practices,” Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D. said. “I’m certain that as principal, she will continue to lead and partner with the students, parents, and community of Grisham to continue that success.”