On Monday, May 18, 2020, the CISD Board of Trustees approved Mr. Norman Jones as the new principal at Edge Middle School. Mr. Jones will replace Chuck Ryan who was recently named principal at Community High School. Mr. Jones began his teaching career in Fort Worth ISD at Morningside Middle School as an eighth-grade social studies teacher. While in Fort Worth ISD, he became the lead content teacher for social studies while coaching football and basketball. In 2012, he transitioned to Grand Prairie ISD where he served as a mentor teacher and master teacher at Grand Prairie 9th Grade Center and Grand Prairie High School.
In 2014, Jones became an assistant principal in Lancaster ISD. He worked tirelessly to help ensure student safety and student achievement. He returned to Grand Prairie ISD as the principal of David Daniels Elementary Academy of Science and Math. In his first year as principal, the campus experienced double-digit gains in math and reading.
For the past two years, Mr. Jones has served as the Principal at Bessie Coleman Middle School in Cedar Hill ISD. Under his leadership, the campus increased scores in all core areas on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and received two distinctions from the Texas Education Agency in 2019. Mr. Jones received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington.