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Chyla Weaver

A graduate of Springfield College, Mass., Lynn earned a bachelor of science degree in rehabilitation before moving to Houston and working for a decade as the director at Lighthouse of Houston, a non-profit that helps adults who are visually or hearing impaired.

She substituted in SBISD schools, then earned her alternative certification as a special education teacher. In 2000, she earned her master’s degree in educational administration at the University of St. Thomas. Six years later, she also earned a Superintendent certification.

Her 20 years in the district include positions as assistant principal at Spring Forest and Spring Branch middle schools and grade-level principal at Spring Woods High, where she led 97 percent of more than 400 freshmen to graduate on time in May as seniors.

At Spring Branch Middle School, the Anti-Defamation League awarded her its Teacher Excellence Award for exemplary programming that promotes student awareness and appreciation for diversity. Her own two adult children are graduates of Spring Branch schools.

“I want all children at Thornwood Elementary to be successful, and I believe that my understanding of what success for students means in middle and high school will help younger ones achieve the foundation for those skills,” she says. “My personal goal is to instill in each Thornwood student the understanding that they can succeed and pursue a postsecondary education. I’m excited to come full circle in my own life, too. Back in college, I thought I might work in an elementary school. Here I am!”