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Erwin First Fellow Hired as Campus Principal

Charley Erwin, Keller ISD

Charley Erwin is the first graduate of the TCU Leadership Fellows program to be hired as a campus principal. Keller Independent School District announced that Erwin will lead Timberview Middle School, starting in the 2018-19 school year.

Erwin graduated from the second cohort of the program at TCU, earning his Master of Educational Leadership in 2016. Erwin received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas A&M University and taught in Krum and Keller ISDs before starting his administrative career. Most recently he served as an assistant principal at Parkwood Hill Intermediate School in Keller.

“Mr. Erwin’s leadership extends well beyond the campus level as he most recently led a group as part of the KISD Visioning work,” Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Tommie Johnson said. “Timberview Middle School will definitely continue on its path to excellence with Mr. Erwin at the helm.”

The Leadership Fellows program started in 2013 at TCU when the educational leadership team revised the master’s program to improve the quality of pre-service training and mentoring for aspiring school leaders. Individuals accepted into the highly selective cohort program receive personalized learning, mentoring and coaching. During their second year, fellows work full-time as an administrative resident in their district. Fellows receive significantly reduced tuition thanks to the support of philanthropists, foundations, and TCU. The program will launch Fellows Cohort VI in the fall of 2018.

The program has grown in five years and now includes partnerships with Fort Worth, Keller, Crowley, Eagle-Mountain Saginaw, and Castleberry ISDs.