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Dr. Justin Barrett

The Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation to hire Dr. Justin Barrett as the next Little Elm High School Principal. The board approved the hire at a special called meeting Tuesday evening.

Barrett previously served as the Principal for Trinity Springs Middle School in Keller ISD for the past seven years. Under his leadership, the campus earned an “A” rating in 2018 and 2019 from the Texas Education Agency with Distinctions awarded in English Language Arts and Reading, Postsecondary Readiness, and Comparative Academic Growth.

Barrett’s experience also includes serving as an assistant principal at two different middle schools in Fort Worth ISD.  His roots, though, began as a high school social studies teacher and instructional specialist. Barrett has served in public education for 15 years.

Before his career in education, Barrett has honorably served in the US Army as a Personnel Management Specialist where he performed various personnel and administrative functions and advised commanders, officer staffs, and unit soldiers on personnel matters concerning troop deployments.

“Dr. Barrett has demonstrated the utmost integrity and brings solid leadership to the table, along with an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement,” said Mike Lamb, superintendent. “What is most noteworthy is his emphasis on creating and executing systems that prioritize the needs of students and teachers, which will ultimately lead to the success of those he leads.”