Leadership Academy Network (LAN) today announced that Michael Conner has been named principal for the Maude I. Logan Elementary campus, and Steven Moore has been named principal of the Forest Oak Middle School campus. Established in 2019, the LAN is an innovative partnership between Texas Wesleyan University and Fort Worth ISD to sustain academic success at five previously underperforming elementary and middle schools. 

Conner brings 13 years of classroom instruction and campus leadership experience to his new role at Maude I. Logan Elementary. Most recently, he served as lead assistant principal at LAN’s Forest Oak Sixth Grade campus. He began his education career in 2009 with Dallas ISD, where he taught classes in business, mathematics and technology before moving on to school campus leadership roles.  

Moore has 15 years of classroom instruction and leadership experience. He previously served as principal at Maude I. Logan Elementary, a position he started in 2018. Prior to that, he served as principal at Bill J. Elliott Elementary School in Fort Worth. He began his education career in 2007 with Fort Worth ISD, where he worked in various classroom instruction and leadership roles. 

“Leadership Academy Network continually refines its leadership teams to place individuals in positions where they can make the greatest impact in helping students achieve,” said Priscila Dilley, senior officer of LAN. “We are thrilled to have Michael and Steven in leadership roles where we know they will deliver tremendous benefit to our students and educators.”  

About the Leadership Academies 

Fort Worth ISD designed its Leadership Academies to feature highly effective educators, a heightened focus on daily academic mastery and an extended school day, among other benefits. The Leadership Academy Network, established in 2019, maintains Fort Worth ISD’s Leadership Academy model while leveraging the institutional resources of the Texas Wesleyan University School of Education. Academy administrators work closely with Leadership Academy Network officers to develop customized, campus-level initiatives to help students excel and thrive. Network schools are the Leadership Academies at Como Elementary, John T. White Elementary, Maude I. Logan Elementary, Mitchell Boulevard Elementary and Forest Oak Middle schools. 

About Texas Wesleyan University 

Dedicated to education and the community, Texas Wesleyan is a long-time partner to Fort Worth ISD. The University’s School of Education offers innovative and exceptional experience in classroom instruction, curriculum and administration. The partnership is made possible by 2017 Texas Senate Bill 1882, which enables districts to expand the diversity of school options, bring in targeted expertise and empower school leaders and partners with greater autonomy. Texas Wesleyan was selected by Fort Worth ISD to sustain and support the district’s Leadership Academy model by managing the schools in accordance with a performance contract mutually negotiated by the partners. 

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