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New college track teammates accept Jaron Thomas and his painted nails

Mon, Jan 29, 2018 - 9:25am

DENTON, Texas — After four years competing at the University of Colorado, Jaron Thomas graduated and possessed one remaining season of indoor track and field eligibility.

Rather than wait to start his doctoral program at the University of North Texas and spend another year in Boulder, Colorado, he is finishing his athletic career in Denton, Texas.

“People always say that I’m a transfer athlete, but I always correct them. I graduated and really enjoyed my experience there,” said Thomas, who is studying for a doctorate in audiology. “I love UNT, but Colorado is my home for college...

DISD names new principals, transit head

Tue, Apr 19, 2016 - 11:34pm


The Denton ISD school board named four new principals and one new director of transportation at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

As the district prepares for the fall opening of two new schools on the U.S. Highway 380 Corridor, educators have been moving to different roles all over the district.

Fred Moore High School principal Beth Kelly was named the new principal at Navo Middle School. She will replace Mario Lane, who resigned because of personal reasons.

Before she became principal at Fred Moore in 2012, Kelly was an English teacher at Guyer High School...

McKinney ISD names new director of curriculum and instruction

Tue, Mar 15, 2016 - 9:55am

McKinney ISD has a new director of curriculum and instruction.

The school board recently approved the promotion of Paula Kent, formerly assistant principal at McKinney North High School, to the leadership role. She replaces former director Jennifer Wilhelm, who left to pursue an opportunity with another school district.

“Paula Kent is an exceptional leader,” said McKinney ISD Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Melinda DeFelice in a released statement. “She has impressed us at every step since she came to McKinney ISD, and we are excited for her to take on this new role as director of curriculum and...