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Northeast Times | October 2, 2022

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Justin Vercher Named Principal of NISD’s Peterson Elementary School

Justin Vercher Named Principal of NISD’s Peterson Elementary School

Northwest ISD administration announces Justin Vercher as the new principal of O.A. Peterson Elementary School in Fort Worth.
“Mr. Vercher has been a tremendous asset to our school district, currently serving as principal of our Chisholm Trail Middle School in Rhome,” said Superintendent of Schools Ryder Warren, Ed.D. “He is a true leader, motivator, encourager and a positive role model. He will make a positive impact in the school community at Peterson Elementary.”
Mr. Vercher has been the principal of NISD’s Chisholm Trail Middle School since 2015. Previously, he served as principal of Watauga Elementary School in Birdville ISD. He has 12 years of administrative experience additionally serving as a principal in Forney ISD and assistant principal in Katy ISD. Mr. Vercher’s teaching experience includes kindergarten, first grade and physical education.
“I am looking forward to joining the Peterson Elementary School community,” said Principal Justin Vercher. “As a former elementary school teacher, I am excited to be able to work alongside students, staff and the community in creating a foundation for future ready environments for all students to be successful.”
Mr. Vercher holds a master of science in education management from the University of Houston and a bachelor of science in elementary education from Sterling College. He is a member of the National Distinguished Principals State Selection Committee and the Principals’ Visioning Institute. He has been on numerous committees which include strategic planning and leadership design.
Vercher will begin his new position at Peterson Elementary School immediately. A new principal for Chisholm Trail Middle School will be announced this summer.

Emily Conklin
Northwest ISD
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