Waco: New WHS principal named

James Stewart. (Waco ISD photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) James Stewart, a 17-year veteran of the Waco ISD who now serves as principal of G.W. Carver Middle School, will be the next principal of Waco High School, interim Superintendent Hazel Rowe told the Waco School Board Thursday night.

“I am beyond excited to return to Waco High,” said Stewart, who started his career with the district as a teacher at Lake Air Middle School before moving to Waco High School to work a teacher and coach and later as an assistant principal.

“I’ve enjoyed every day that I have been Carver’s principal, but Lion pride runs deep. As a proud graduate of Waco High and a former Waco High teacher, coach and assistant principal, I know just how special this campus is,” he said.

Stewart will succeed Principal Ed Love who will leave the Waco ISD at the end of June to become executive director of school leadership at Transformation Waco.

Love has been the school’s principal since 2014.

In his new role with Transformation Waco, he’ll support principals of the five schools that are part of the in-district charter partnership between the Waco ISD and the nonprofit.

Love’s last day is June 30.