LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Julia Stephen, the current assistant principal at Irons Middle School, will step into a new role as the Coronado High School principal next year.
This announcement came after a Thursday morning Lubbock Independent School Board meeting. She will replace Jerry Adams, who is leaving to take an assistant superintendent job at Comfort ISD, a school northwest of San Antonio.
Stephen is relatively new to Lubbock, coming to the district in 2018 following a stint as associate principal at Kennedale High School and assistant principal at Kennedale Junior High School, southeast of Fort Worth.
She earned undergraduate of Midwestern State University in 1998 and a master’s degree in Education Administration from Lamar University in 2014, according to an LISD news release. Her teaching career started at Witchita Falls ISD in 1996, where she was both a teacher and a coach.
Accolades of hers include a secondary teacher of the year award in Mansfield ISD in 2016. Stephens also has a principal certification and lifetime certification in secondary biology and physical education.
Her husband Shane Stephen is also the athletic coordinator and football coach at Lubbock High School.