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Cedar Hill ISD Announces New Leadership Hires for the 2020-21 School Year

Janine Fields Named Cedar Hill ISD Chief of Staff

Janine Fields began her career in Washington State as a high school English teacher, K-12 curriculum director, and elementary principal. She moved to Texas in 2007 and began her work in Garland ISD as an assistant principal at Southgate Elementary and principal at Hillside Academy and Abbett Elementary.


Ms. Fields was then named Area Director, supervising PK-12 schools and serving as the district lead over school improvement for five years. Ms. Fields’ continued success led to the role of executive innovation officer in 2019, which included launching new district initiatives and supervising the district magnet programs, the College for All initiative, federal programs, advanced academics, AVID, summer learning, and gifted and talented.


Ms. Fields is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership at Southern Methodist University.

Jill Vincent Named Executive Director of Elementary Schools

Jill Vincent was most recently the principal at Garland ISD’s Ethridge Elementary, in which she led the district’s academic growth. Ethridge Elementary was awarded gold ribbon status by the Children at Risk Foundation.

Vincent also has experience working as an instructional coach and assistant principal in Wylie ISD, in Collin County.

A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Vincent earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Louisiana in her hometown. She taught in the classroom for 17 years and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University.

Jared Peters Named Principal of Bessie Coleman Middle School

Jared Peters began a career in education in 2003 as a middle school science teacher. After six years in the classroom, his desire to have greater impact on more students led him to his first job in administration at Permenter Middle School, in Cedar Hill. Jared served as an assistant principal at Permenter Middle school for four years. While at Permenter he helped the campus earn the distinction of being a “Recognized” campus. After serving as an administrator in Cedar Hill Jared accepted an administrative position with Mansfield ISD and later became Academic Associate principal at Summit High School.

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Grab and Go Meal Locations Change - EFFECTIVE JUNE 29, 2020

Beginning Monday June 29, and running through the month of July, CHISD is adjusting the hours and locations of its “Grab & Go Meals” due to the demand for meals during the summer.

The new schedule for meal pick-up will be 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Cedar Hill High School (Door #14) and Plummer Elementary School (Door #3). The District will not provide weekend meals during this time.

Depending on the return of the 2020-2021 school year, CHISD will provide additional details for “Grab & Go Meals” for the month of August and beyond.

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