During tonight’s Board of Trustees meeting, two new principals were named in Allen ISD. Justin Spies was named Principal at Lindsey Elementary, and Ulyana Payne was announced as Principal at Marion Elementary.
Justin currently serves as the Assistant Principal at Rountree Elementary School in Allen. In his 15 years with Allen ISD, he has been in the following positions: District Instructional Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, as well as a 5th and 6th Grade Math and Science Teacher. Before joining Allen, Justin taught 8th Grade Science in Bryan ISD.
“Justin has proven himself as a successful and thoughtful leader during his time as an Assistant Principal at Rountree,” said Superintendent Robin Bullock. “Transitioning to a new campus in the middle of the year is never an easy task, but I know that the Lindsey staff will support Justin as he works to immerse himself into the Lonestar campus culture.”
Ulyana has been in education since 2003 and currently serves as a Principal in Decatur ISD. In her previous roles, she has served as an Elementary and Middle School Assistant Principal, RTI Specialist, Instructional Coach, and Teacher for Keller and Birdville ISDs.
“I am proud to welcome Ulyana to Allen ISD and the Marion Mavericks team,” said Superintendent Bullock. “Ulyana brings forward a warm and thoughtful style of leadership, and I am confident that she will be a great leader at Marion Elementary.”
Both Justin and Ulyana will begin transitioning to their respective campuses in December.