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MISD Restructures Curriculum & Instruction Team

December 14, 2020

With the recent retirement announcement of Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Judy Walling, Midlothian Independent School District announced today a restructure to continue providing a robust support system to teachers and staff. This new structure will go into effect on Monday, January 4.

Shelle Blaylock will serve as Senior Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction. With her five years of experience leading Curriculum and Instruction in Waxahachie ISD, Blaylock brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this role. Blaylock has been a part of MISD for the past two years and has been critical to launching IncubatorEDU, a business entrepreneurship program giving students access to experts across the Dallas area.

Nikki Nix will lead the district’s priority of expanding the Career and Technical Education program by serving as the Director of The MILE and Career and Technical Education. Nix has been a part of MISD since 2018 and has been instrumental in designing and opening The MILE along with identifying new program offerings that provide students with a real-world experience prior to high school graduation. Under her leadership, MISD students have earned more than 900 CTE certifications.

With the naming of Dr. Courtney Carpenter as Interim Superintendent,  she will serve in this role until the MISD Board of Trustees has appointed a new district superintendent. Following the Interim Superintendent role, Carpenter has been named Assistant Superintendent of Administration.