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Waco ISD selects McAdoo as Next University High School principal

Waco ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon is pleased to announce that she has selected Alonzo W. McAdoo Jr. as the next principal of University High School. McAdoo has served as an educator at Waco ISD for more than a decade, beginning as a social studies teacher and coach at University Middle School in 2008. He moved to Waco High School as an assistant principal in 2013 and served as principal of G.W Carver from 2014 to 2018. Most recently, McAdoo held the position of principal of Cesar Chavez Middle School.

“Principal McAdoo was the clear choice for this position. He has eight years of experience as a campus administrator and is familiar with the community and students. When you look at his history in the community, knowledge, and experience, you understand that he encompasses exactly what University High School needs in a leader,” Kincannon said. 

McAdoo was honored as a University Middle School Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2011-2012.  He excels at classroom management, behavior, instructional strategies, and building relationships. A graduate of University High School, McAdoo is returning to familiar ground.

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to lead my high school alma mater. Once a Trojan, always a Trojan. As the current principal of Cesar Chavez Middle School, I have built a rapport with many of the students that eventually attend University High School,” said McAdoo.  “I look forward to building positive relationships with each student, parent, community member, teacher, and staff member of the University High School family.”

“This is a natural progression for McAdoo as he has led Cesar Chavez Middle School, a University High feeder school, through one of the toughest times in education,” stated Kincannon. “McAdoo has a stable, calm demeanor that will be an asset as students and staff attempt to establish a new post-pandemic normal.”