Midlothian Independent School District


MISD Board Approves Campus Principals and Executive Director of Technology

At the June 2 Board meeting, Midlothian ISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Alisha Cunningham as the principal of Dolores W. McClatchey Elementary, Cynetria McGriff as the principal of Frank Seale Middle School, and Ketura Madison as the principal of Heritage High School. Additionally, the Board approved Josephfer Williams as the Executive Director of Technology.


“We are excited to welcome our newest members to our MISD family,” Dr. Jo Ann Fey, Superintendent of Schools, said. “I am confident they will each positively impact their campuses and our district as they build relationships with our students, teachers, staff, and family members.”


Alisha Cunningham has 24 years of public education experience, serving as a science teacher, curriculum and instruction specialist for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. She served as an educator and science interventionist for Mansfield ISD from 2012 to 2014. She has been an assistant principal for Nichols Junior High School in Arlington ISD, assistant principal of RF Patterson Elementary School in Kennedale ISD, and she is currently an assistant principal for Cross Timbers Intermediate School in Mansfield ISD. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University and her master’s degree in education leadership from Lamar University.


“I am honored to be chosen to join the MISD family and serve the students and staff of McClatchey Elementary,” Ms. Cunningham said. “I look forward to continuing the culture of excellence that focuses on building relationships and ensuring that students are engaged and reach their fullest potential. I look forward to meeting the McClatchey students, staff and families very soon.”


Cynetria McGriff has 23 years of public education experience. She has served in Dallas ISD since 2010, where she has been a campus testing coordinator and social studies instructional coach. In 2016, she became the assistant principal of Billy E. Dade Middle School, and in 2018, she was the assistant principal of Emmett J. Conrad High School. She currently serves as the lead assistant principal for W.T. White High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University, a master’s degree in teaching and learning from Kaplan University, and a master’s degree in education administration from Concordia University. She has also earned her doctorate in education administration from Walden University.


“I am extremely excited to join such a wonderful school district,” Dr. McGriff said. “I love that MISD provides great opportunities for children, and I appreciate their passion to build a positive culture district-wide. It is my goal as principal of Frank Seale Middle school to support the teachers, staff, and community in ensuring the success of every student. ‘Together we can. Together we will.’”


Ketura Madison has 22 years of experience in public education. She began her career as an English language arts teacher in Arlington ISD and Mansfield ISD. In 2009, she became an assistant principal for Boles Jr. High in AISD. She later became an assistant principal and dean of instruction for James Bowie High School in AISD. In 2018, she joined Mansfield ISD as the academic associate principal for Mansfield Legacy High School, where she currently serves. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and her master’s degree in educational administration from the University of North Texas.


“I am so excited to be joining the Midlothian ISD family as the principal of Midlothian Heritage High School,” Ms. Madison said. “Midlothian is a fast-growing district with excellent schools that gives all students an opportunity to reach their full potential. I am excited to be a part of a family with a tradition of excellence.”


Josephfer Williams has 27 years of technology experience and 11 years of experience leading technology teams for school districts. He has previously worked for Ernst & Young as the assistant director of technology. In 2011, he joined Lancaster ISD as the chief technology officer, and in 2018, he joined Desoto ISD as the executive director of technology, where he currently serves. He has earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in information technology from American Intercontinental University, University of Texas at Arlington and Alcorn State University.