Special to the Daily Light

RED OAK – Life School recently announced the realignment of several roles within its academics department, including the consolidation of the director of Curriculum and Instruction and central office liaison into a director of Elementary Leading and Learning and a director of Secondary Leading and Learning.

"As we look to our future and our continued focus on Closing the Opportunity Gap for all students, we have an opportunity to align our organizational structure with the strategic priorities of the district," said Life School Superintendent Dr. Brent Wilson in a news release. "These moves will allow us to provide a more collaborative and supportive environment at all levels."

Kim Riepe, current principal of Life High School Waxahachie, has been named director of Secondary Leading and Learning, and Joy Shepherd, current principal of Life School Red Oak, will now serve as director of Elementary Leading and Learning. Candace Johnson, current principal of Life School Cedar Hill, has been named the new principal of Life High School Waxahachie.

"Life School values our people and we invest in their growth and development to prepare them for future opportunities," said Wilson. "All of these LifeLeaders have served many years within the district across multiple campuses and were selected for these positions based on their willingness to serve as leaders in various roles above and beyond their positions. We are always excited when we can promote from within and are blessed as an organization to develop leaders who are ready for the next step in their career when positions become available."

Interviews for the Life School Cedar Hill and Life School Red Oak principal positions are underway.

Life School opened as an open-enrollment public charter school in 1998 and has schools in Carrollton, Dallas, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Oak Cliff, Red Oak and Waxahachie.