During the May 16 school board workshop, Waco ISD Interim Superintendent Hazel Rowe announced that James Stewart will be the next principal of Waco High School. Stewart has 17 years of experience in education, all of which have been in Waco ISD. He is currently the principal of G.W. Carver Middle School and previously served as an assistant principal at Waco High School.
“I am beyond excited to return to Waco High,” Stewart said. “I’ve enjoyed every day that I have been Carver’s principal, but Lion pride runs deep. As a proud graduate of Waco High and a former Waco High teacher, coach and assistant principal, I know just how special this campus is.”
Stewart began his career in education at Lake Air Middle School where he taught social studies, math and science. He also served as the campus athletic coordinator and coached football and track. He then moved to Waco High School where he was a teacher and a coach before becoming one of the campus’s assistant principals. In 2017, Stewart was the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Region 12 High School Assistant Principal of the Year.
“I am confident that James is the right person to be Waco High’s next principal,” Rowe said. “He is an excellent educator, a great leader and has a decade of experience at Waco High as a teacher, a coach and an assistant principal. James understands why Lion pride runs deep and will build on the school’s tremendous legacy.”
Stewart replaces Ed Love, who announced last month that he will become the executive director of school leadership at Transformation Waco in July. Love has been Waco High School’s principal for the past five years.