The CISD Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Jake Walker as the new principal of C.C. Cooke Elementary School at the May 16 school board meeting.
Mr. Walker comes to Cleburne from Carol Holt Elementary School in Mansfield, where he has been serving as an assistant principal since 2013. He began his career in public education in 2005 as a fifth grade teacher in Plano ISD.
Prior to his campus administrator position, Mr. Walker served eight years on the faculty at Forman Elementary School in Plano. In 2009, he was named the fifth grade co-team leader at Forman, and in 2010, served as a Special Education Inclusion teacher. From 2011-2013, he held the role of fifth grade team leader at Forman Elementary, in addition to his teaching duties.
He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 2005. His Master’s degree in educational leadership is from Texas A & M University-Commerce.