Burleson ISD has named Ikie Holder as the new principal of Burleson Centennial High School.
Holder has 17 years of experience in education, serving most recently as academic principal at a career and technology high school in the Mansfield ISD. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree in school counseling from Lamar University and is earning a doctorate in educational leadership from Tarleton State University.
“We welcome Principal Holder to Burleson ISD,” BISD Superintendent Bret Jimerson said. “Combining his impressive background as a former high school teacher, counselor and coach, with his wealth of knowledge in career and technical education, we look forward to seeing his success continue at Centennial High School.”
Holder’s education career has focused on a variety of experiences which he deemed necessary to preparing him for his role as a high principal. Those experiences include serving as a high school administrator for three years, working directly with students as a high school counselor for three years, understanding and developing a high school master schedule and leading students as a coach and teacher for more than 10 years. Holder also served in the U.S. Army as an ammunition specialist.
“Centennial High School is well-known for the choices and opportunities it offers its students,” Holder said. “I am excited to lead Centennial High School and continue the legacy of success that comes with being a Spartan.”
Parents, students and staff will be invited to celebratory meet-and-greet events in the coming weeks.