BISD Announces Three Administrative Appointments

On Thursday, June 24, Birdville ISD’s Board of Trustees announced three administrative appointments effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Julia Hyman was appointed executive director of teaching and learning, Dr. Melissa Glenn was appointed director of federal programs, and Dr. Jennifer Perry was named director of teaching and learning. 

Julie Hyman

Julia “Julie” Hyman, Ed.D., has been director of teaching and learning and advanced academics for Birdville ISD since 2019. She oversees K–12 gifted and talented programs, Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, AVID, and the Collegiate Academy of Birdville. With over 30 years of experience as a public school classroom teacher, educational consultant, and content and program coordinator, Dr. Hyman has had the honor of helping both students and teachers grow. She believes in the value of rigorous and relevant instruction with a strong foundation of literacy skills.  

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University, master’s degree from the University of North Texas, and doctorate from Dallas Baptist University. She serves as an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University. 

Missy Glenn

Melissa “Missy” Glenn, Ed.D., has been coordinator of federal and state programs in Birdville ISD since 2020. Before BISD, she was superintendent of Palacios ISD from 2019–20, deputy superintendent of Kennedale ISD from 2016–19, and director of finance at Birdville ISD from 2015–16. Glenn has also been an adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Arlington since 2013. 

She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Texas Christian University. 

Dr. Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry, Ed.D., has been the executive director of instructional services of Lake Dallas ISD since 2020. She also was a principal at Lake Dallas Elementary from 2012–20, assistant principal at Lake Dallas Elementary from 2009–12, and assistant principal at Lake Dallas Intermediate from 2006–09. 

Outside of school, Perry currently serves on the board of Love For Kids, Inc. as their volunteer chair. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of North Texas, master’s degree from Tarleton State University, and doctorate from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. 

BISD Announces Two New Principals

At a special meeting on Tuesday, June 15, Birdville ISD’s Board of Trustees announced the appointments of Charlie Ann Lokey as principal of O.H. Stowe Elementary, and Kristi T. Strickland, Ph.D., as principal of Haltom High School. Lokey is replacing Dr. Nathan Frymark, who was named principal of Green Valley Elementary. Strickland is replacing Dr. Dion Varnado, who has accepted another position in the District. 

Charlie Lokey

Charlie Ann Lokey has been curriculum coordinator at Lake Dallas ISD since 2020. She also was an assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Lake Dallas Middle School from 2017–20, and an instructional coach and campus testing coordinator at Shady Shores Elementary from 2015–17. Her teaching experience from 2007–15 includes math and teen leadership, math intervention specialist, and English/Language Arts. 

Outside of school, Lokey currently serves as a youth sports coach with the Lake Cities Youth Sports Organization.  

She earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and master’s degree from Lamar University. 

K. Strickland

Kristi T. Strickland, Ph.D., has been the principal at Lake Dallas High School in Lake Dallas ISD since 2010. During her tenure at Lake Dallas High, she was named the Texas High School Principal of the Year in 2016 by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals. 

In addition to her leadership of Lake Dallas High School, Strickland also served as an instructor at the University of North Texas (UNT) and as adjunct instructor at North Central Texas College in Denton. She serves on the advisory board of the Texas Association of Math & Science at UNT.   

Prior to Lake Dallas, she was an associate principal at Ryan High School in Denton ISD from 2001–10, and a classroom teacher at Ryan High School in Denton ISD from 1996–2001. 

A native of Haltom City, Strickland attended South Birdville Elementary (currently, Major Cheney Elementary at South Birdville) and Haltom Junior High School (currently, Haltom Middle School). 

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tarleton State University and doctorate degree from the University of North Texas. 

Board Approves Pay Raise for 2021–22

In support of all BISD staff and the exemplary work done during the 2020–21 school year, BISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted on Tuesday, April 27, to award an average pay raise of 3.3 percent to all teachers and a 3 percent raise at midpoint for all other staff. (This raise represents more than $5.27 million.) For teachers working 187 days, this is an annual increase of $2,000. The starting salary for a first-year teacher with no experience is $57,000. 

In addition to the raise, the Board reviewed data from the Texas Association of School Boards that identified various employee groups in BISD’s pay structure that need additional salary adjustments to move them closer to the DFW market levels. These groups will be notified of any additional salary adjustments in the months ahead. (The adjustments for these various groups equal more than $1.96 million and bring these groups closer to market levels.)  

“The Board recognizes the tremendous sacrifice and pressure our staff have been under since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Board President Jack McCarty said. “These raises are our way of saying ‘Thank you’ for your service to the families of BISD.” 

Staff will be notified once individual salaries are posted in MUNIS Employee Self Service


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BISD Announces Smith Elementary Principal

Amanda Holman

Birdville ISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown announced the appointment of Amanda Holman as principal of David E. Smith Elementary. She is replacing Jennifer Martin who was named BISD principal at Watauga Elementary on Thursday, April 8.  

Holman has been assistant principal of David E. Smith Elementary since August 2018. Prior to joining Smith Elementary, she was an elementary math academic coach for BISD from 2017–18, and a math interventionist at Walker Creek and North Ridge elementary schools from 2014–17. Holman was a fifth- and third-grade teacher at Walker Creek and Hardeman elementary schools respectively from 2010–14.  

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas Woman’s University. 

BISD Announces Director of Business and Finance

Steven Franks

Birdville ISD’s Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Steven Franks as director of business and finance. He is replacing Sharay Boynton who is retiring at the end of the school year. 

Franks has been director of business operations with Irving ISD since 2017. He was director of accounting with Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD from 2011–2017 and director of finance with HEB ISD from 2008–2011. 

TWC Issues Guidance on Responding to Unemployment Letters

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is cautioning Texans about the dangers of identity theft and the importance of quickly responding to unemployment benefit letters.  BISD has had many currently employed staff members in this situation.  In most cases, our employee may receive the letter before the District does. 

Read Guidance Letter from TWC

Read TWC Warns about Identity Theft

Resignation Deadline

TO: All Contract Personnel

FROM: Paige Curry Director of Human Resources

DATE: April 1, 2021

SUBJECT: Resignation Deadline

As a reminder to you, the last date for resignation for contract personnel is “not later than the 45thday before the first day of instruction of the following school year.” The first day of instruction for 2021 – 2022 is August 18, 2021; therefore, the last day for all contract personnel to resign is July 4, 2021.

Following are the citations in the Texas Education Code that refer to resignations: Sec. 21.105 (a) states: “A teacher employed under a probationary contract for the following school year may relinquish the position and leave the employment of the district at the end of the school year without penalty by filing with the board of trustees or its designee a written resignation not later than the 45th day before the first day of instruction of the following school year. A written resignation mailed by prepaid certified or registered mail to the president of the board of trustees or the board’s designee at the post office address of the district is considered filed at the time of mailing.” Sec. 21.160 (a) concerns continuing contract teachers and reads the same except for “A teacher employed under a continuing contract may…” Sec. 21.210 (a) is the section on term contract employees and again, it is essentially the same except for the insertion of term contract.

If you are resigning, please deliver your letter of resignation to the Human Resources Office or send it to Human Resources at 6125 E. Belknap Street, Haltom City, Texas 76117-4296.

2020-21 Salary Notifications

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2020-21 Salary Notifications will be generated the week of October 5th. All full-time employees will receive an email notification from HR/Birdville ISD with the subject Employee Salary Notification. Employees will be instructed to log into Munis Self-Service to verify their salary.

Important Notes:

  • Munis Employee Self-Service Login Issues or Reset Requests – A link for forgotten passwords isavailable on the Munis Employee Self-Service login screen. To request an account reset, open a Technology Service Request (BISD Homepage > For Staff > Technology Service Request).
  • Please verify your email address in Munis Self-Service – Email notifications will be generated to the employee’s primary email address listed in Munis. Please verify your email address is correct.
  • Requests for a salary review – All requests for salary reviews must be submitted through Munis Self Service. When requesting a review, please include t he specific information you wish an HR administrator to address in the Comments section of the form.
  • Employees who log in to Munis Self-Service prior to receiving an email notification from HR/Birdville ISD will only be able to view their prior year’s salary information.

Updates will be posted in the announcements section on HR’s webpage.

March 1 Retirement Declaration Deadline

MARCH 1: RETIREMENT DECLARATION DEADLINE

If you are planning to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, March 1 is the deadline to request compensation for unused leave.

To qualify for this benefit, an employee must:

  • Submit notice of retirement to Human Resources no later than March 1 of the school year they plan to retire;
  • Be eligible for retirement under Teacher Retirement System of Texas; and
  • Have been employed by the Birdville School District, with no break in service, for a minimum of five (5) years.

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Additional questions may be directed to Barbara Eubank in Human Resources at extension 5756 or accessed on the Birdville website. <<Retirement Information>>